The High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act
Fresno Congressman Jim Costa re-introduced the High Speed Rail Corridor Development Act. If adopted it would authorize $32 billion over four years towards capital projects in federally designated high-speed rail corridors.
The bill was first introduced last year but with the new Congress it has been re-introduced.
As a Congressman representing Fresno, which is part of the initial high-speed segment in the Central Valley, Jim Costa recognizes how transformative high-speed rail can be:
“A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy, California is leading the way by building state of the art, fast, electrified trains that will go 220 miles per hour. This will help get cars off the road and help clean California’s air. With new business investments and more than 5000 new jobs created, we are already seeing the benefits of this project, and this is only the beginning. Now is the time to bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st century and my bill will get the job done!”
With champions in Congress and the Biden Administration that are celebrating high-speed rail, there is an opportunity to make real progress this year. Congress will be making key decision about transportation and infrastructure this year, and the stars are aligning towards fast, frequent and affordable trains.