Reconnecting the Midwest with fast, frequent and reliable trains.


March 15, 2018

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority unveiled the draft of an updated business plan last week. It’s the first major plan from the authority since its new CEO, Brian Kelly, took over in January. The new baseline cost estimate is $77 billion, with the first segment operable in 2029 and full completion in 2033. Although construction is already underway, the project faces challenges today as a result of choices made years ago. The new plan presents lessons learned based on these experiences, with different suggested actions for the future.