California Labor Cheers High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking
Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski
“In California, we don't just talk about big ideas. We make them reality. With today's groundbreaking, California's job-creating high-speed rail project takes a giant leap forward, bringing along with it the promise and vision that's part of the fabric of our great state.
“In the short term, this groundbreaking means thousands of family supporting jobs for California workers. Over the long-term, high-speed rail will transform our state's transportation infrastructure, easing traffic, sustaining our environment and supporting communities and businesses along the route.
“Under Governor Brown's stewardship, California is once again leading the way. We're proud to stand with the governor today to support this crucial investment in our future and look forward to partnering with him every step of the way to ensure high-speed rail becomes a full reality.”