Pelosi Statement on Biden Administration Announcement of Nearly $1 Billion for California High-Speed Rail
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Transportation Secretary Buttigieg announced a settlement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority to restore the $929 million grant agreement the former president had attempted to terminate:
“The Biden Administration’s restoration of nearly $1 billion for California’s high-speed rail is great news for our state and our nation. This vote of confidence and restored close working relationship between the Department and the Authority will keep this transformative project moving down the track – ensuring California can continue to lead the way forward in creating jobs, promoting commerce, connecting communities, and protecting our planet.
“This development was made possible because of the strong commitment of the Biden Administration to ambitious, jobs-creating investments in infrastructure, and to state, local and labor leaders across California. The announcement also comes as House Democrats make progress under Chairman Peter DeFazio on a robust surface and rail reauthorization bill, which includes strong funding for intercity and high-speed passenger rail.
“Democrats are committing to bold, historic infrastructure investments that advance prosperity, opportunity and justice for all in our country.”