Assemblyman Jose Solorio, who is terming out in November, gloated today about his peers in the State Assembly voting to approve the California High Speed Rail, which will run from Bakersfield to Fresno. That sure doesn’t make any sense to me!
Here is Solorio’s press release:
High-Speed Rail Gets Green Light From State Assembly
“What Better Time than Now to Create New Jobs and Improve Mobility?”
SACRAMENTO – State Assemblyman Jose Solorio issued the following statement today after the California State Assembly passed legislation that will green-light phase one construction of California High-Speed Rail.
“The vote in the State Assembly endorses the new and improved California High-Speed Rail business plan that includes major investments in regional rail systems throughout the state, and will create tens of thousands of jobs. It will be a project that will stimulate the economy, position California globally as a place that is investing in its future, and strategically link our cities.
What better time than now, when times are tough and jobs are hard to come by, to invest in a statewide project that funds the movement of goods and people? I believe in this project, and I am proud to be among those who worked to get Anaheim designated as the southern terminus of the high-speed rail project, and those who worked to see this first phase, half of which will be funded by federal dollars, move forward.
As we’ve seen with Metrolink in Southern California, rail works! Metrolink started small, but now includes seven different lines, 55 stations and over 500 miles of track. Let’s build high-speed rail from the Bay Area to Orange County!”
State Assemblyman Jose Solorio is the Chair of the Assembly Insurance Committee and also serves on the Assembly Appropriations and Transportation committees. He represents the Sixty-Ninth Assembly District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. For more information about Assemblyman Solorio, visit www.assembly.ca.gov/solorio.