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Calif. county withdraws support for high-speed rail

Posted on July 30, 2014

CHSRA Fresno Station rendering
CHSRA Fresno Station rendering
FRESNO, Calif. — The Fresno County Board of Supervisors took a 3-2 vote Tuesday to withdraw support for the California high-speed rail project, The Business Journal reported.

While the vote is largely symbolic, advocates say it could jeopardize Fresno County's bid to land a high-speed rail maintenance yard and accompanying 1,500 jobs, according to the report.

RELATED: Calif., Amtrak end joint high-speed train bid

Tom Richards, vice chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board, released the following statement after the vote:

"It is unfortunate as we are creating jobs and investing in the Central Valley economy that the Fresno County Board of Supervisors would pass this non-binding resolution. We will continue to work with the city and county of Fresno as we move forward to build a high-speed rail system that meets community needs and the voter-mandated conditions of Prop. 1A."

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