Digital News – The California High-Speed Rail system has got an additional $902 million from the federal government. These new additional funds will help to build fast transportation system which Governor Schwarzenegger said will help to create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Schwarzenegger also said that the new high speed rail will also help keep down pollution as commuters opt for travel by this method.
The high speed railway project was approved on the November 4, 2008 ballot when California voters voted in favor of the Proposition 1A which would set aside $9.95 billion to build it. The railway is planning to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles with stops in major cities along the way. The time it would take to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles would be around 2 ½ hours. The trains are estimated to travel at 220 mph.
By: Victoria Brown