High-Speed Rail

CHSRA, Palmdale Announce Partnership to Advance Palmdale Station Planning

According to the Antelope Valley Times, July 12, 2021, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has entered into an agreement with the city of Palmdale to supply matching funds for a grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program. If awarded, the grant will support completion of the city’s Station Implementation Master Plan. The Authority is requesting a $1.35 million RAISE grant to fund development of the Master Plan for the integrated, multimodal future Palmdale high-speed rail station. The RAISE funding would enable the Authority, in close collaboration with the city of Palmdale, to advance conceptual design of a world-class rail and transit center in downtown Palmdale. The Palmdale Station will serve as a connection point for California high-speed rail, Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) and Brightline West, creating a seamless connection between California high-speed rail and Brightline’s planned high-speed rail service to Las Vegas via Palmdale. Multiple agencies, including Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority, and the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, are collaborating on the station. The Authority’s Phase 1 high-speed rail system will connect San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.

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