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Voters Give Thumbs Up to High-Speed Rail for California

By • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Rail and Public Transits

Prop 1A wins! Head over to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to read and view some cool content about the proposed high-speed rail system to carry passengers, linking Southern California, the Sacramento San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Proposition 1A is the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act, which asks the question: “To provide Californians a safe, convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to driving and high gas prices; to provide good-paying jobs and improve California’s economy while reducing air pollution, global warming greenhouse gases, and our dependence on foreign oil, shall $9.95 billion in bonds be issued to establish a clean, efficient high-speed train service linking Southern California, the Sacramento San Joaquin Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area, with at least 90 percent of bond funds spent for specific projects, with federal and private matching funds required, and all bond funds subject to independent audits?”

John Addison also blogged about this on the Cleantech Blog. His blog is called “Voters Approve High-Speed Rail for California” and offers a number of key points. Mr. Addison wrote, “California is moving ahead with an 800-mile high-speed train system serving Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, the Central Valley, the Inland Empire, Orange County and San Diego. High-speed trains will be capable of maximum speeds of 220 miles per hour, covering San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2 hours and 40 minutes. The system is forecast to carry over 100 million passengers per year by 2030″. Voters around the country also cast their votes for rail and public transportation, not just in California.

View a 10 minute video describing the California High-Speed Rail project, courtesy of the CHSRA. (Updated 10/12/08, file size: 26MB)

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