Brian Kelly is Secretary of the California Transportation Agency.
On Capital Public Radio's Insight today, Kelly said high speed rail must persevere despite litigation against the project and opposition in Washington for its $68 billion price tag.
"Yes the drought is the most recent crisis and challenge before us but we have to keep our eye on the long term and the long term in California should include viable mobility options for people to get around this great state. High speed rail, I think, is an important element in connecting our regions in a very convenient, clean and fast way."
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to put high speed rail on his list of priorities during his State of the State address tomorrow morning.
Significant closures on Interstate 80 begins Tuesday night in Placer County.
On Sacramento streets, humps, lumps, tables and undulations are not created equal.
It's official. The "Fix50" project in downtown Sacramento will finish six days early.
The lane closures on Highway 50 through downtown Sacramento changed again last night for the final phase of the Fix 50 project. This is the first morning commute of the new lane closures. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt covers the commute live.
It's day two of the westbound portion of the Fix 50 road construction project in Downtown Sacramento.