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California Hsr


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California Hsr

  1. 1. Introduced by Will Kempton, Director California Department of Transportation
  2. 2. California’s Commitment • $9 billion down payment by voters • 10 years/$100 million invested to plan route and complete Program-level EIR/EIS • $950 million committed to urban, intercity and commuter rail lines • Requirements for extensive oversight and fiscal controls
  3. 3. California’s High-Speed Train – Unmatched Progress in the U.S. • Program-level EIR/EIS completed for 800-mile system • Up to 220 MPH linking Southern California, the Central Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area • International peer review of design, engineering and operations analyses • Unprecedented collection of the world's leading experts
  4. 4. California’s High-Speed Train The Need • Without a high-speed train to meet demand of 50 million Californians by 2035, the state would need: • 3000 miles of new freeway lanes • Five new airport runways • 90 new departure gates • High-speed train will meet the demand at half the cost • Creates 600,000 construction-related jobs • More than 320,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs by 2035
  5. 5. California’s High-Speed Train Environmental Benefits • 100% clean electric power • 1/3rd the energy of airplanes • 1/5th the energy of passenger cars • Reduced dependence on foreign oil by 12.7 million barrels a year • Greenhouse gases cut by 12 billion pounds a year
  6. 6. California’s High-Speed Train Financial Benefits • Will return $150 billion -- about 3X value over system cost -- in next 40 years from • Requires no operating subsidies • Will generate over $2 billion in surplus revenues a year by 2035 • Will leverage private investment through public-private partnerships
  7. 7. California’s High-Speed Train Timeline 2010-2012 • Complete environmental process in Los Angeles/Anaheim to San Francisco sections. Break ground on early project elements. 2015 •Begin demonstrating first prototype trainsets. 2018-2020 • Launch operation on San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim segments.
  8. 8. High-Speed Train Target Deliverables by 2012 • Specific Projects within: • Los Angeles to Anaheim corridor • San Francisco to San Jose corridor • Rights of way / preparation for heavy maintenance facility in Central Valley • Pre-construction engineering
  9. 9. California’s Intercity Rail Network • With nearly 5.6 million passengers, California’s current intercity network: • Home to the 2nd, 3rd, and 6th busiest intercity passenger rail corridors in the country • Comprises 20 percent of all Amtrak passengers • Represents nearly half of the total ridership of Amtrak’s state-supported intrastate, intercity services • Parallels congested interstates • Kept more than 500 million vehicle miles traveled off state roadways in 2008 • Provides both stand alone utility and connectivity and integration with the high-speed rail system
  10. 10. The California Commitment: Financial Investment • Consistent funding has resulted in nation’s most successful program • Nearly $2 billion in State capital invested to date—half in direct investments in tracks and signals owned by freight railroads • Ongoing investment program—bonds voted in November 2006 and November 2008—including $9 billion for true high speed rail (200+ mph) • Consistent operating support even during difficult economic times: • Since 1976, $880 million • In the 2008-09 year alone, $90 million
  11. 11. The California Commitment: Planning • California’s rail network reflects a long-range, coordinated planning process • Corridor specific “Strategic Plans” — Long-term (20 year) vision of frequencies, running times, reliability, and amenities. Includes unconstrained cost estimates of capital and operational improvements to achieve vision. • State Rail Plan— Based on Corridor Strategic Plans and State Transportation Plan, a 10 year financially constrained plan of operational and capital improvements. Updated every two years. • State Transportation Improvement Program—Five year capital budget updated every two years. • Corridor Business Plans — Annual operational and capital plans.
  12. 12. The California Commitment: Ready to Deliver! • Documented history of ability to deliver intercity rail projects-- $650 million since 2000 • Projects identified and coordinated with freight railroad partners—priorities based on modeling • Master Construction and Maintenance Agreements in place with Freight Railroads and Commuter partners
  13. 13. The California Commitment: Ready to Deliver! • “Track 1” projects developed and design completed. State-level environmental and permitting completed and projects being “NEPA-ized” • “Track 1” projects will offer immediate improvements to the existing system and enhance development of high-speed network • “Track 2” projects will further help development of California’s high speed rail system
  14. 14. The California Commitment Ready to be the Federal Government’s partner in improving the nation’s passenger rail network!