CARRD to testify at Congressional hearing

We’re pleased to announce that Elizabeth Alexis of CARRD has been asked to testify at the hearing in D.C. next week.

The committee staff has produced a Briefing Memo that gives an excellent history of the project and has some relevant updated numbers. For those new to the project, this is a MUST READ!

The Briefing Memo is available here:

For those interested in watching the hearing next week, here are the details:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

10:00 a.m. EST (7 a.m. PST)

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing of the Full Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), Chairman

California’s High-Speed Rail Plan: Skyrocketing Costs & Project Concerns

Live webcasts of this week’s hearings will be available at:

This past week, there was a Senate Committee Joint Hearing regarding the HSR business plan.

At the hearing, the Treasurer’s office report was presented. You can view the report here.

You can watch the December 5th hearing at For those who don’t have time to watch the entire hearing, here are some YouTube clips:

Senator Simitian opening remarks 4:37 –

Dan Richard (Authority board member) 9:51 –

Senator Lowenthal questions and long discussion 40:39 –

Senator LaMalfa 5:09 –

LAO report and discussion  35:26 –

Elizabeth Alexis (CARRD) 7:46 –

Senator LaMalfa 2  2:04 – 













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