Assemblymember Arambula Appointed to High Speed Rail Authority

For immediate release:

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) to the Board of Directors of the California High Speed Rail Authority, the state agency charged with the planning, designing, building, and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation.

“I am honored to be appointed to the High Speed Rail Authority. As the Assemblymember who represents the first leg of the project, I think my appointment will provide a unique local perspective to the Authority. High Speed Rail is an opportunity to create jobs and expand our workforce development by investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the city and county of Fresno. I think it is imperative to have a legislator from the Central Valley serving on the Authority and I look forward to providing a local and Central Valley voice to the successful development of the largest public works project in America.”

Assemblymember Arambula serves in one of two ex-officio positions on the Authority’s Board of Directors reserved for a member of the Assembly and a member of the State Senate.

“High speed rail has the potential to bring great economic benefits to the Central Valley and to all of California,” Speaker Rendon said. “Given his doctor’s eye for detail, I know Assemblymember Arambula will be a strong voice for ensuring the project gets done right, in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective way.”

Below are links to audio of Assemblymember Arambula:

Assemblymember Arambula says he’s honored to work on a project that will provide an economic boost to the region. (:17)


Assemblymember Arambula says High Speed Rail is already creating jobs in the Central Valley. (:17)


Assemblymember Arambula says being on the High Speed Rail Authority gives the Central Valley a strong voice in how the project moves forward. (:11)