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CHSRA receives $4 million in state bond funds to advance Los Angeles-San Diego engineering


California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislation that appropriates $4 million from the High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Fund to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA).

The funds are being made available by Proposition 1A, a $9.95 billion bond measure approved by California voters in November 2008 to help fund the statewide high-speed rail program.

CHSRA will use the funds to advance work on the system's Los Angeles-San Diego segment.

“We will now be able to move forward with the conceptual engineering, which includes refining the alternative alignments introduced to the Los Angeles-to-San Diego via the Inland Empire section, and work cooperatively with communities to make improvements to the route,” said CHSRA Chairman Thomas Umberg in a prepared statement.

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