|Budget Issue:||High-speed rail safety standards|
|Program:||California Public Utilities Commission|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Reject Governor's January budget proposal to provide $300,000 (Public Transportation Account) for three permanent positions to develop new safety standards for high-speed rail. The requested funding is premature as there is no plan to operate a high-speed train service in California before 2021.|
Please see our report, The 2013-14 Budget: Transportation Proposals, for more information.