Jackson To Chair New Select Committee on Passenger Rail

January 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced the recent formation of the Select Committee on Passenger Rail, and that she will be the select committee’s chair.

“Passenger rail reduces congestion and vehicle emissions and helps us move people and goods efficiently, “ Jackson said. “With a select committee like this, I’m hoping we can help give existing and future passenger and commuter rail projects the policy attention and priority they deserve.”

Members of the committee include Senator Mark DeSaulnier, who will serve as vice-chair, and Senator Marty Block, Senator Anthony Cannella, Senator Cathleen Galgiani, Senator Jerry Hill, Senator Carol Liu, and Senator Alex Padilla.

The first hearing of the select committee is planned for the Spring.