High speed rail funding threatened

March 2, 2011

Congress is threatening to eliminate the country’s fledgling high-speed rail program. This move would affect un-obligated high-speed rail funds from the stimulus and the 2010 budget. Infrastructure spending is always a major SPUR priority (see here for a recent SPUR blog post on this topic). Moreover, we have been working for more than 10 years through our High-Speed Rail Task Force to move high-speed rail forward in California; we believe it is perhaps the most transformative investment for transportation that the people of California could make. Click the following links to view SPUR publications on high-speed rail and land use. To call on Senators Feinstein and Boxer to stand up to the attack on high-speed rail and transit, click here.