2021 - Assembly Bill 823 (Gray, Adam), High-Speed Rail Authority: Trains Powered by Fossil Fuel Combustion Engines (2-Year)
Climate Change, Alternative Mobility, Public Transit
Office of Legislative Affairs
Would prohibit the California High Speed Rail Authority from directly or indirectly using local, State, federal, or any other public or private funding to purchase, lease, operate, or maintain a passenger or freight train powered by a diesel engine or other type of fossil fuel combustion engine, and from enabling such a train to operate on authority-owned rail infrastructure designed for speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour, except as specified. Was not heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee.