In September 2017, California High-Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan Richard and vice chairman Tom Richards discussed issues that have delayed progress on construction of the statewide bullet-train project.
Cars slowly begin using the Tuolumne Street bridge. The bridge, which is higher than the old bridge to allow for High-Speed Rail to pass below it, is opened Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, eight months later than originally planned. See the grand-opening ceremony: www.facebook.com/fresnobee/videos/10155715955699558/
LA Metro’s Regional Connector Project involves tunneling under the streets of Los Angeles. This is one of the techniques California High Speed Rail Authority is considering in areas where tunneling may be necessary. In this new video, Metro Engineer Glen Frank explains how the tunnel boring machine works.
This May update from the California High Speed Rail Authority shows progress on various construction projects in and around Fresno including two viaducts and the Tuolumne Street bridge near downtown Fresno.
Demolition is underway of the old downtown Fresno Greyhound bus station on H Street. Thursday morning, Feb. 9, 2017, crews tore into the last remaining walls as they make way for a future passenger station on California’s high-speed rail line through the city.
Crowds pack the relocated Cosmopolitan at the corner of O and Ventura streets in downtown Fresno on Monday, July 18, 2016. Owner Gary Lanfranco shows off some of the old restaurant that made the move. Read why the restaurant moved at fblinks.com/cosmo
A video from the California High Speed Rail Authority details how Highway 180 traffic near downtown Fresno will be moved around as a train passage behind the highway is built. Construction begins in July 2016.
Contractors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority installed the first of 42 massive girders for the new Tuolumne Street bridge in downtown Fresno on Thursday, June 16, 2016. The bridge will span both existing freight railroad tracks and new high-speed passenger-train tracks.
The support structures are starting to be constructed on the new Tuolumne Street bridge in downtown Fresno that will make way for California's high-speed rail. The project is expected to take 10 to 12 months. Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/high-speed-rail/article51703165.html
See March 2016 work on high-speed rail sites in downtown Fresno (where the Tuolumne Street bridge has been demolished), trench work behind the Zacky Farms feed mill and at sites along Highway 99 in Fresno and Madera.
Contractors for the California High-Speed Rail Authority used a crane to remove steel beams from the structure of the Tuolumne Street bridge in downtown Fresno. The bridge will be replaced with a new one with higher clearance for high-speed trains. Video by Fresno Bee reporter Tim Sheehan, Feb. 5, 2016.
Hugo Mejia, project design and construction manager for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, describes progress on building columns for a 1,600-foot viaduct to carry high-speed trains over the Fresno River and Highway 145 in Madera.