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.
On Monday, Sacramento Regional Transit launched on-demand shuttle services in six new neighborhoods, including the central city.
A bill designed to increase housing near transit stops in California died quickly last spring. Now, it's back in the fall with a new name and more support.
The transit system's board of directors voted to reduce the cost of a monthly pass by $10 from $110 to $100, and a single ride by a quarter to $2.50. The reductions come as RT continues to see falling ridership.
There's a new way to get around town without using your car or taking the bus in West Sacramento. The city has launched a new public transportation service offering on-demand shared rides.
The typical car is white with the Regional Transit logo. But now, four trains each have one car that is wrapped in a work of art.
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