The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. The system includes billions of dollars in infrastructure investment throughout the state. These funds will strengthen and improve existing rail networks, while also connecting them with California’s future high-speed rail system. One of those projects is LA Metro’s Regional Connector Transit Project. The Authority is providing nearly $115 million toward this $1.7 billion project. In the two videos below, you can learn more about the project and learn more about how Metro is tunneling under the streets of Los Angeles. You can also learn more about our connectivity funding in our Connectivity and Bookends Factsheet, and specifically the projects in Southern California in our State Investments in Southern California Rail Transit Projects Factsheet.
Regional Transit Connector Project
Tunnel Boring Explained
THIS MONTH'S FEATURED PROJECT SAN JOAQUIN RIVER VIADUCT
While crews continue to wait for water levels to go down at the San Joaquin River, a significant amount of work is taking place on the pergola structure in north Fresno. Steel support structures, also called falsework, have been assembled to support the deck of the pergola that will allow high-speed rail to cross over Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Crews are also continuing work on the viaduct structure with the construction of support piers, as well as drilling pier foundations on the north side of the river.
CONSTRUCTION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
Fresno River Viaduct Nears Completion
Final Touches on Tuolumne Bridge
Crews Preparing new bridge deck span at Cedar Viaduct