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Assemblyman Mike Eng appointed to high-speed rail committee

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.

The Alhambra Source plans to interview Assemblymember Eng next week. If you have any questions, please write them below, or e-mail info@alhambrasource.org.

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.

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5 thoughts on “Assemblyman Mike Eng appointed to high-speed rail committee”

  1. The interview is now going to be on Tuesday afternoon — fyi.

  2. Amtrak-The National Railroad Passenger Corporation is a USA government-owned corporation headquartered at Union Station in Washington, D.C and despite recent growth, the United States still has one of the lowest inter-city rail usages in the developed world. wikipedia.

    San Diego-San Francisco
    -500 miles
    -Ticket price is $61.00
    -travel time is 5.5 hrs

    How much will the ticket cost?
    How much traffic is there between these two cities?
    Is there a rivalry between the North and the South?
    Will Amtrak continue passenger service on this route?
    Alhambra 10-freeway commuters will endure agonizng delays, wasted gas, lost time and added vehicle exhaust.
    How critical is the high speed rail to the piggyback yard develoment project at the LA River? Would this project survive without it

  3. The Assemblyman is going to be answering our questions Friday morning. I said I’d prepare a list of questions by Thursday am. Please let me know what else you’d like to know about the committee and his role on it.
    Thanks! Daniela

  4. Community members: I think posting here in the comments section is more helpful than emailing the Source. Posting here will eliminate duplicates and we, the community, can build off or refine the questions already provided by others.

    Oh, and if you check the box to be notified with new responses, you can come back and see what others are asking and help refine their questions as well. 🙂

  5. Thanks for letting us know and giving an opportunity to submit questions.

    My main question is what the role of the committee is an what kinds of powers it has or will have? Is it the Assembly panel assigned to oversee the Rail Authority and its project? In other words, is this just a title or will their be substantive action taken?

    I’m sure other readers will have other questions.

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