FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jo Linda Thompson, 916.492.2871
February 10, 2011
Association for California High Speed Trains Announces New Website
Tool for companies interested in building California’s High Speed Train
Sacramento, CA— The Association for California High Speed Trains (ACHST), an association dedicated to educating and informing the public, business community, and government officials about the benefits of high-speed rail for all Californians, announced today the launch of their new website, http://www.achst.com.
“Our goal is to promote funding, planning, engineering, construction, and operation of a modern and cost efficient high-speed rail system for California,” says Jo Linda Thompson, ACHST executive director.
The new site reflects the Association’s commitment to a California High-Speed Rail System and greatly enhances information available to construction companies, engineers and the general public. The new website features a resources and news section, providing access to information regarding high-speed rail. The new site also features a membership section, where engineers and the construction community are able to take advantage of ACHST resources. These resources include: high-speed rail government relations, trained professional staff, education materials and presentations, and partnerships with groups that support high-speed rail.
High-speed trains will carry Californians and visitors from around the world at more than 200 miles an hour – safer, cleaner and more efficiently than flying or driving – creating jobs and new opportunity all along the way. Under the direction of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the Association for California High Speed Trains seeks to enhance California’s transportation system by securing funding from federal, state, local, and private sources to design and build a network of high-speed trains.
In early 2010, the federal government awarded California $2.34 billion — the largest amount for any state — to develop a high-speed rail line connecting the state’s major cities, from Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose through the Central Valley to Los Angeles, Anaheim, and south to San Diego.
To become a member and help improve the quality of life and economic vitality for all Californians through advocacy for environmentally friendly, cost efficient high-speed rail, please visit http://www.achst.com/membership.
ACHST Mission— ACHST seeks to enhance California’s transportation system by securing funding from federal, state, local, and private sources to design and build a network of high-speed trains under the direction of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Our goal is to fund, plan, engineer, construct, and operate a modern and cost efficient high-speed rail system for California. To become a member, please visit http://www.achst.com/membership.