Sacramento, CA – The Trump administration says it’s terminating a federal agreement with California’s high-speed rail project and taking away nearly $1 billion in funding. Read Governor Newsom’s statement on the administration’s decision to deobligate funding for high-speed rail.
“The Trump Administration’s action is illegal and a direct assault on California, our green infrastructure, and the thousands of Central Valley workers who are building this project. Just as we have seen from the Trump Administration’s attacks on our clean air standards, our immigrant communities and in countless other areas, the Trump Administration is trying to exact political retribution on our state. This is California’s money, appropriated by Congress, and we will vigorously defend it in court.”
-Governor Gavin Newsom
You can learn more about the economic effect of building the high-speed rail from the Governor’s chief economic and business advisor and head of the state’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Lenny Mendonca, by watching Build for Tomorrow.