7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

California High Speed Rail Authority outlines how it could use stimulus funds

(Progressive Railroading posted the following article on its website on February 18.)

WASHINGTON -- The American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1/S. 1) included a surprising $8 billion for high-speed rail. Now, at least one high-speed rail authority is preparing to stake a funding claim.

Yesterday, the California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) issued a statement outlining how it could use at least $2 billion of the funds by the Sept. 30, 2012, deadline, according to the authority. During the next several months, the US. Department of Transportation is expected to issue guidelines on how the grants will be awarded; CHSRA will refine its official application after the guidelines are presented, according to the authority.

Specific projects include grade separations in the Los Angeles-to-Anaheim corridor; street and pedestrian crossing construction in San Bruno; right-of-way purchase and construction grading for a maintenance facility in the Central Valley, as well as two storage facilities in the Bay Area and Los Angeles basin; and design and procurement to electrify the rail system between San Jose and San Francisco, including train controls and commuter vehicles.

"All of these projects will advance the California high-speed rail construction schedule and will have a significantly beneficial effect on California's economy throughout construction and permanently thereafter, creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs," said CHSRA Chairman Quentin Kopp in a prepared statement.

In November, California voters approved a $10 billion bond measure to finance the initial segment of a statewide high-speed rail system.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2022 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

ND Officers Election Rules

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

CSX reports higher revenue, earnings in Q4 2021
CSX announces Q4 2021 results
AAR reports rail traffic for week ending Jan. 15, 2022
What’s behind LA’s shocking rail heists? Supply chain crunch, limited security, idle trains
UP calls for strong deterrence vs. train robbers
California governor unveils effort to help fight plundering of LA rail cargo
UP CEO signals interest in autonomous intermodal cars
UP says staff crunch from COVID-19 may hurt Q1 2022 volumes
RRB Q&A: Annuitants may need to increase tax withholding at age 62
COVID-19 vaccine mandates and Unemployment and Sickness Benefits under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA)
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines