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Issue Position: Promote High Speed Rail in California and in San Bernardino

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Joined California Members of Congress in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Joseph Szabo to strongly support California's high speed passenger rail application for a Recovery Act competitive high speed rail grant. California is in a unique position and equipped to move on segments that can be in operation, produce revenue, and lay groundwork for completion of the entire train system. To bring high speed rail to our District, I personally wrote to Transportation Secretary LaHood specifically requesting that the application for California's high speed passenger rail includes a rail extension from the Ontario International Airport to the San Bernardino International Airport. This section will bring much needed economic development, middle class jobs, and relief to our congested and overrun freeways. Furthermore, this rail extension will give consumers greater flexibility to access underutilized Ontario Airport and San Bernardino Airport, providing much needed relief to the crowded Los Angeles International Airport.


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