California high-speed Rail . P R E S E N T E D B Y. Ben Tripousis Northern California Regional Director California High-Speed Rail Authority. Silicon Valley Leadership Group. February 5, 2014. eBay , San Jose. HIGH-SPEED RAIL: more than a transportation program.
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California high-speed Rail P R E S E N T E D B Y Ben Tripousis Northern California Regional Director California High-Speed Rail Authority Silicon Valley Leadership Group February 5, 2014 eBay, San Jose
HIGH-SPEED RAIL: more than a transportation program • California is 8th Largest Economy in the World • Comparable to Northeast Corridor in Terms of Distance, Populationand Complexity • It is a Transformational Investment • Connecting all California Population Centers
Why high-speed rail in ca? A sustainable mode of travel is needed between Northern and Southern California • Six of top 30 congested urban areas in the US are in California
Why high-speed rail in ca? • 62% of Flights from Bay Area Airports to L.A. —Busiest short-haul market in the US —Flights routinely delayed by an hour or more • —5 million passengers annually fly between LA and SF – more than NY to DC market
Why high-speed rail in ca? • Over the next 30 to 40 years, California is projected to add the equivalent of the current population of the state of New York + Today 30+ years
Planning to Implementation • 2012 – Today: • Rail Improvements Sooner • Blended System Reduces Cost 1970s: California Creates Plans for Statewide High-Speed Rail System 2008: Prop 1A Passed 1996: Authority Created 2009: Federal Stimulus Passed
Results for California • Reduction in Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) • By 2040, the system will reduce vehicle miles by almost 10 million miles every day • By 2030, the reduction in VMT would be like removing one 500-mile lane of cars • Daily Number of Flights Diverted • Starting in 2030, the state will see a daily reduction of 93 to 171 flights • By 2040, the state will see a dailyreduction of 97 to 180 flights • Statewide air quality improvement: • Tons of volatile organic compounds reduced • Tons of particulate matter reduced • Tons of ozone precursors
Funding (Senate Bill 1029) • $3.3 Billion Federal ARRA Grant Funds • $2.7 Billion Prop 1A Funds • $252 million (Prop 1A/ARRA) Planning and Design of Phase I and Phase II of System • $2.7 billion (Prop 1A) & $3.3 billion (ARRA) • First Segment of IOS from Merced to Bakersfield • $600 million (Prop 1A) • Modernize Caltrain Corridor • $500 million (Prop 1A) • Upgrade Rail in SoCal • $819 million (Prop 1A) • Connectivity Projects Statewide • Signed into Law by Governor Brown in July 2012
Northern California Connectivity $1 billion for Northern California Transit Projects $61 million Central Subway Extension • $11 million Stockton Passenger Track Extension (Gap Closure) • $11 million Capitol Corridor Oakland to San Jose Track Improvements • $145 • million Millbrae • Station Track Improvements and New Trains • $41 million $26 million • (Caltrain + VTA) Caltrain Positive Train Control & Advanced Signal System • $705 million Caltrain Electrification & Electrified Rail Vehicles
CALTRAIN ELECTRIFICATION Program • $705 Million Investment • Provides Passengers with Immediate Benefits • Upgrades Existing Rail Lines • Improves Performance by Electrifying Corridor • Installation of Advance Signal System/Positive Train Control • Purchase of New Electrified Rail Vehicles
2022: Initial Operating Section Initial Operating Section • Merced to San Fernando Valley • 300 Miles
2027: Bay to Basin • San Jose to San Fernando Valley • 410 Miles
2029: Phase I Blended • San Francisco to Los Angeles • 520 Miles • One Seat Ride
WHY START IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY? • Central Valley will Serve as the “Backbone” of a System that will Tie Major Regions of California Together • Fastest Growing Region in the State • Availability of Federal Funding • Ability to Advance the Project Faster and at a Lower Cost • Testing and Certification of First High-Speed Equipment in the United States 15
WORK IS UNDERWAY Merced to Fresno Project Section: 65 Mile Route Environmental Clearances in 2012 Paved Way for Work to Begin • Construction Package 1 • 29 miles • Avenue 17 in Madera to East American Avenue in Fresno • Contractor and Management Team In Place • Opened Offices in Downtown Fresno • Hiring Workers • Completing Designs • Conducting Field Work • Finalizing Third Party Agreements
Clean & Green construction • The Authority has committed to using 100 percent renewable energy to power the system • Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions • Recycling 100% of Steel and Concrete • The Authority will partner with local organizations to plant over 5,000 trees • The Authority will preserve up to 6,000acres of farmland • By 2030 the system will reduce GHG emissions by up to 8.4 million metric tons
Small Business Program Aggressive 30% Goal for Small Business Participation Including • 10% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) • 3% for Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) Meeting & Exceeding Goals Free Statewide Certification Workshops Partnerships with Federal, State and Local Organizations
Next steps: Closing the gap • State Calls for Supreme Court Review • Continue Work in Central Valley, Peninsula, Southern California • Work with Cities/Regions to Address Local Concerns • Connect Northern and Southern California -Close the Tehachapi Gap • Fund Construction of the System -Private Financing/Investors -Federal Grants/Loans -California Cap & Trade Revenue -TOD Revenues -Concessions
Controversy is nothing new • Transformational Projects Have Never Been Easy • Golden Gate Bridge: • “Upside-Down Rat Trap that will Mar the Beauty of the Bay” • 2,000+ Lawsuits • BART – Once Called the Train to Nowhere • Calif. State Water System, University of Calif. System • Single-Vote Margins • Where Would We be Without Them?
California high-speed rail authority CONTACT INFORMATION: California High Speed Rail Authority 770 L Street, Suite 800 Sacramento, CA 95814 916-324-1541 email@example.com Ben Tripousis 100 Paseo de San Antonio, #206 San Jose, CA 95113 408-477-5631 Ben.Tripousis@hsr.ca.gov