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Calif. State Senate acts to overhaul high-speed rail agency

(The following appeared on the Los Angeles Times website on June 1, 2011.)

LOS ANGELES — Amid concerns over the management of California’s high-speed rail project, state lawmakers took steps Wednesday to overhaul and exert control over the agency overseeing the multibillion-dollar work.

The state Senate approved a measure that restructures the High-Speed Rail Authority, requiring five members of its board who are appointed by the governor to be subject to confirmation of the Senate and to have relevant skills, including legal, financial and engineering experience.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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