Slow Support for High-Speed Rail conflicts with California’s Climate Goals

CA%20route_map.jpgA recent article in the Sacramento News & Review takes Governor Schwarzenegger to task for funding only 1% of the High Speed Rail Authority budget request this year, and postponing vote on a $9 billion bond act for high-speed rail in the Golden State. According to a coalition of high-speed rail proponents in the Bay Area, high-speed rail would contribute significantly to reducing CO2 emissions in California and help meet emissions goals that were established in last year’s Global Warming Solutions Act. 
The High Speed Rail Authority in California is working to gain legislative support to increase funds for research and development.  The new rail system could expect to travel nearly 225 mph between Los Angeles and Sacramento, carrying millions of passengers everyday while curbing greehouse gas emissions. Read more below.