December 9, 2010
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation (CDCD), released the following statement applauding the Department of Transportation’s announcement that up to $624 million dollars will redirected to California for high-speed rail development. The California Democratic Congressional Delegation recently sent a letter to Secretary LaHood asking that the funds be redirected to California. Click here for the letter to Secretary LaHood.
I’d like to applaud the Obama Administration for its decision to redirect funds not being used by other states to California so that our state could continue to develop its high-speed rail system. This additional funding will help ensure that California will remain at the forefront of high-speed rail development in the United States. As our nation’s most populace state, California has a distinctive need for new and innovative transportation solutions.