The California High Speed Rail Authority has produced a number of business plans since its establishment in 1996, in response to legislative mandates.
- The first plan was issued in 2000.
- The next plan was published in 2008, just after the November 2008 election in which voters approved a high speed rail bond measure.
- The CHSRA was required to produce another business plan by December 15th, 2009 to address specific issues the legislature had with the 2008 Business Plan.
- Additional legislation now requires the CHSRA to produce an updated plan every two years.
NEW Update: 11/11/11 – CARRD has concerns about the Funding Plan certified by the California High Speed Rail Authority at their November 2011 board meeting. The Funding Plan is a requirement of AB3034.
UPDATE: 11/2/11 DRAFT 2012 Business Plan released by the High Speed Rail Authority – The Authority released a DRAFT business plan and is accepting comments on this plan until January 15, 2012. CARRD encourages everyone to read it and provide comment to the Authority. The business plan along with numerous back up materials are available on the Authority’s website at: http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/Business_Plan_reports.aspx
2008 plan (never officially adopted)
Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) reports on the plans
CARRD’s invited testimony on the 2009 plan (beginning at 1 hour, 13 minute mark) to a joint meeting of the California State Senate Transportation Committee and Budget Subcommittee on January 19th, 2010
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