The California High Speed Rail Authority can start construction on a high-speed rail line thanks to a determination by the Surface Transportation Board that CHSRA need not wait for prior approval from the federal agency. "The information before us confirms that the project would be a valuable addition to the passenger rail transportation system," the board's majority said. Meanwhile, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales discusses the qualifications of lead contractor Tutor Perini, part of the joint venture with Parsons and Zachry Construction.

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