Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Release Of High-Speed Rail Authority’s Business Plan
11/01/2011

Fresno, CA – Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement on the California-High Speed Rail Authority’s release of its new and updated business plan:

"One of the strengths of this Business Plan is the clear path it lays between beginning construction in the Central Valley next year and achieving a full high-speed rail system that spans the state, expanding our transportation options in a way that's safe, fast, clean and affordable.
 
“Starting construction in the Central Valley makes good sense economically, environmentally and practically. It allows us to stretch every public dollar we have the fullest, and it allows the greatest flexibility as the project moves toward connecting major population centers.
“I look forward to reviewing the business plan and determining the path forward for adding high-speed rail to our mix of transportation options in California."

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