State Assemblymember Mike Eng, a Democrat whose district includes Alhambra, was appointed Thursday to the Select Committee on High Speed Rail for California. Current route proposals include a path that would pass down or near the 10 Freeway.
“I look forward to being directly involved with California’s high-speed train project, which will help put tens of thousands of Californians back to work and revitalize our economy,” Assemblymember Eng said.
A meeting has been scheduled for March 11 which should determine the preliminary route for the high-speed rail, which will link San Francisco and San Diego.
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More from the press release:
The main focus of the committee will be the creation and retention of California jobs relating to the construction of the high- speed train system, which will be a vital component to stimulating the state’s economy.
Proposition 1A advanced the development and implementation of the state’s 800-mile high-speed train project and provided $9.95 billion in bonds for high speed rail and related urban and commuter passenger rail services. In January of this year, the federal government through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awarded the California High-Speed Rail Authority $2.25 billion to further advance the development and construction of our high-speed rail system.