Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Selection of New CEO for High Speed Rail Authority 

Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement on the selection of Roelof van Ark, president of Alstom Transportation Inc., as the new CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority:

"Roelof van Ark’s experience is a good fit for moving high-speed rail from the planning phase into the construction and implementation phases. Mehdi Morshed provided the vision for the project, and now Mr. van Ark brings the skills and ability to take the project to the next level. He will attract investment from the public and private sectors to ensure the project’s success.
“The high-speed rail project holds tremendous promise for the City of Fresno and our entire region. I look forward to working with Roelof van Ark to deliver on that promise.”