Transportation

Nunes Named to Trump Transition Team

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Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22) released the following statement today after joining the executive committee of Donald Trump’s transition team: “Today I was honored to have been named to the executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. In this role, I will advise President-elect Trump on the appointments of his Cabinet members and on appointments to other top positions in... Read more »

Governor seeks money pile for high-speed rail

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Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed a bill to strengthen the California legislature's oversight of high-speed rail. The measure, introduced by Assemblyman Jim Patterson from Fresno, would have simply required the High-Speed Rail Authority to provide more information on the cost and schedule for each planned segment of the high-speed rail system. The provision of this information had been rec... Read more »

Crisis deepens at West Coast seaports

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The labor dispute between the longshoremen’s union and ship owners at dozens of West Coast seaports has become a critical problem, with some ships being forced to wait weeks before entering terminals. The economic costs in the Central Valley are increasingly severe – as ships get stuck at the ports, commerce is being slowly strangled. Customers for our products and commodities are canceling contr... Read more »

House Committee holds oversight hearing on California high-speed rail

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Today Congressman Devin Nunes testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which held an important oversight hearing on the skyrocketing cost of California high-speed rail. “The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure gave opponents of California high-speed rail a unique opportunity to tell members why they oppose this growingly unpopular project,” said C... Read more »

Nunes Reacts to High Speed Rail Plan to Spend $98 Billion

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"The business plan released today should convince even the most loyal high speed rail advocate to re-examine the project. For years, government watchdogs – including the state’s own auditor – have warned of the pervasive mismanagement and deceptive assumptions used by the High Speed Rail Authority. Now we are provided a business plan that pegs the cost of completing the bullet train at $98 billion... Read more »

Valley Republicans Seek Options for High Speed Rail Money

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Today, Representatives Devin Nunes (CA-21), Kevin McCarthy (CA-22), and Jeff Denham (CA-19) introduced legislation that would empower California state leaders to make sweeping investments to State Route 99. The legislation, titled the San Joaquin Valley Transportation Enhancement Act, would allow the State of California to redirect federal high speed rail funding to finance long overdue and urgent... Read more »