Speaker-Elect Rendon Statement on High Speed Rail Draft Business Plan

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Rendon expresses concern about HSR’s construction plan and ongoing revenue stream.

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Speaker-Elect Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) issued the following statement on the High Speed Rail Authority's revised draft business plan:

"I am concerned by the High Speed Rail Authority's change to starting construction in Northern California. This project is meant to connect the south to the north – neglecting the south would be unacceptable.

"I recognize that this is a draft business plan, that the Authority faces major funding challenges and that it therefore must identify an ongoing revenue stream. The draft business plan is an attempt to do that.

"I look forward to the Assembly Transportation Committee reviewing the plan at its March 28 oversight hearing, as well as receiving feedback from the High Speed Rail Peer Review Group and others."

Rendon is serving in his second term representing the 63rd Assembly District, which includes the cities and communities of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, North Long Beach, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, and South Gate.