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.
Light rail stations in Sacramento could be a lot cleaner and safer in the next several months.
The California Department of Transportation has released an updated guide to statewide highway improvement projects.
After more than two years of construction and lane closures, Watt Avenue at U.S. 50 is open with a new way to get on and off the freeway and different ways to travel under it.
Governor Jerry Brown is expected to offer more details on how he’d like to deal with California’s crumbling infrastructure when he releases his budget on Friday.
The New Year will bring a new way of thinking about transportation in California.