CA to get federal funding for high speed rail

July 10, 2009 3:28:59 PM PDT
Despite the state's money problems, California is on track to get early federal funding for a high-speed rail system.

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The state has applied for stimulus money for the 800-mile train that would run from San Diego to Sacramento at speeds of up to 220 miles an hour.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass says California could qualify to receive billions of dollars as soon as this Fall, and that's money that would be used for engineering and environmental work.

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