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.
Phased Network Approach White Paper
Our new white paper details our market-based model for building high-speed rail in the Midwest. Building segments of high-speed line in phases as part of a regionwide network allows each investment to serve a much broader area making the whole network more viable and building a stronger constituency.
March 24, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Join us on March 25th to Celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Keynote: Martin Ritter, CEO, Stadler USA
November 03, 2018 to November 11, 2018
The best way to see how fast, frequent and dependable trains transform communities is to ride them and see the cities they serve.
Over the years, members of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association have traveled to see high-speed rail and transit systems in Europe and Asia. Each of the trips has been insightful and motivating. We have also made important business connections along the way.
Hopefully, you can join us on the next tour: Italy in November of 2018. The main tour begins in Rome on November 3 and ends in Rome on November 11. Rick Harnish will be your tour leader.