California Transportation Commission chair: ‘California can’t afford to not build high-speed rail’
Dario Frommer, chair of the California Transportation Commission, issued a statement on the release of the California High-Speed Rail Authority‘s new business plan.
“Unfortunately, I cannot be in Sacramento…for the release of the new high-speed rail business plan because my flight was cancelled due to fog at the Burbank Airport,” Frommer said in the statement. “If California already had high-speed rail built, I could have simply jumped on the train. This really underscores the fact that, not only will high-speed rail create a million jobs and reduce carbon emissions, it will also make life easier for Californians who now rely on our outdated and overburdened transportation systems.
“Under the draft business plan released…Californians would pay $60 to $80 for a one-way ticket from Los Angeles to San Francisco,” Frommer continued. “That’s a bargain compared to the $200 one-way ticket many of us are paying to fly the same route. California can’t afford to not build high-speed rail.”
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