Sanders: City stands ‘firmly behind high-speed rail’

Mayor Jerry Sanders, testifying Thursday at a meeting of the California High-Speed Rail Authority in San Diego, said he supports the plan to connect the state with trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 220 miles per hour.

“We stand firmly behind high-speed rail and will do all we can to bring it to San Diego,” Sanders said. “It will help fuel our economy, help the environment and improve our quality of life.”

The board of the High-Speed Rail Authority, the state agency charged with planning the statewide high-speed train project, held its monthly meeting at the San Diego Association of Governments’ downtown headquarters.

Last week, California was awarded $2.25 billion in federal economic stimulus money to start the process of building a segment of the high-speed rail network from Anaheim to San Francisco.

Ultimately, the high-speed rail will be extended to connect San Diego and Los Angeles, through Riverside, but none of the federal money was dedicated to that segment of the project.

California voters in November 2008 approved Proposition 1A, which authorized $9.95 billion in bond funds to be used toward the project, which is projected to cost $45 billion.

Video from California High Speed Rail Authority.

Related posts:

  1. Obama announces funding for California high-speed rail project
  2. State agency rallies support for high-speed train
  3. Lightner joins call to put high-speed rail in I-15 corridor
  4. High-speed rail on agenda
  5. High-speed rail plans to be discussed

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=6447

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • Free Tennis and PickleBall offered at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club during Rancho Days
    Rancho Days is now Rancho Tennis Days at the Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. During the 10 days of Rancho Days (Oct. 3-12) the RSF Tennis Club is offering all Covenant-area residents free tennis. This includes many free clinics for all levels, free court time (just sign up at the front desk or call 858-756-4459) and free entry to the end of week mixed tennis to […]
  • Rancho Santa Big Band Orchestra to swing at Village Church
    Big band music blows into the Ranch from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias. The Rancho Santa Fe Big Band Swing Orchestra, a 17-piece outfit led by professor and former president of the San Diego Musicians’ Association Jack Wheaton, featuring producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, vocalist and events coordinator Marie […]
  • Auditions to be held at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe for ‘Rented Christmas’ musical
    The Village Church Community Theater recently announced auditions for “Rented Christmas, the Musical,” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Village Community Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. […]