Friday, October 02, 2009

Let's hear it for California's high-speed rail

This morning I joined with a broad, multi-partisan coalition of state leaders in showing unity for California's application for federal funding of a high-speed train system. We submitted a request for $4.7 billion in federal stimulus dollars to engineer, design, and build high-speed rail in the Golden State. This project will generate more than 100,000 jobs and provide an alternative mode of transportation for residents and visitors.

We held our press conference and rally in support of California's high-speed rail application at Union Station, where one of the high-speed train facilities would be located. President Obama has visited this iconic train station a few times, and I am hopeful that his Administration will look favorably on California's efforts to move this project forward.