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California's Reaction to High-Speed Plan Funding

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Today, the Obama administration announced its plan to include $8 billion more in high-speed rail funding, and the California High-Speed Rail Authority was quick to release a statement in conjunction with that announcement. “This is the kind of bold investment in the future of our nation’s infrastructure that will get the attention of the private sector and make high-speed travel a reality in the United States,” said Roelof van Ark, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, who attended this morning's event in Philadelphia. ”Californians are already doing their part to invest in and develop a fast, clean and low-cost transportation system, and we are pleased to have the partnership of our federal government.”