The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors was established in 2003 by California Public Utilities Code §185020. The Board of Directors oversees planning, construction, and operation of the nation’s first high-speed rail system.
The Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy directives for the Authority, and for the development and approval of the Authority’s key policy documents. These policy documents include the Authority’s business plans, financial plans, and strategic plans. The Chief Executive Officer and Authority staff report directly to the Board of Directors and seek approval and guidance on a broad range of issues regarding the ongoing program including, but not limited to: certifying environmental documents; entering into contracts; making project alignment decisions; and business plans.