Senator Lena Gonzalez Applauds $3.1 Billion Federal Investment for California High-Speed Rail

December 06, 2023

Sacramento, Calif. –Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) released the following statement regarding the $3.1 billion in grant funding for continued progress on the country’s first electrified 220-mph high-speed rail system. The funds were awarded to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) by the US Department of Transportation:

“I commend the recent announcement of over $3 billion in federal funding toward the continued progress of the inaugural operating segment of California's high-speed rail project. I am grateful to President Biden and Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg for reaffirming the federal government's commitment to this project and acknowledging the significance of completing the Merced to Bakersfield segment, as prioritized by the Legislature.”

For more information, access the Authority's press release, here.


Senator Gonzalez represents the 33rd Senate District, which includes the City of Long Beach and portions of South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles including the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, and South Gate. Senator Gonzalez lives in Long Beach with her family.