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.
Riding Sacramento Regional Transit light rail and buses will be more expensive beginning tomorrow.
AAA predicts July 4th weekend travel in California will be the second highest on record. The auto association says more than 4.9 million Californians will be traveling. That's up nearly 1.5 percent from last year.
City officials say the two-way data share between the traffic app and the city could ease congestion and improve public safety.
Friday is "Bike To Work" day and even if you didn't channel kinetic energy to get yourself to the office there are still lots of fun ways to celebrate the final days of bike month.
A survey shows half of California's roads are in poor condition, but few of the proposed improvement projects are ready to go.