SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday (Sept. 16) issued the following statement following his trip to Asia, where each of the three countries he visited expressed strong interest in helping to fund the development of California’s high-speed rail system. Each nation – China, Japan and South Korea – discussed financing with Governor Schwarzenegger and California High-Speed Rail Authority staff:

“I have just returned from a successful trip to Asia, and I am especially pleased that all the countries I visited – China, Japan, and South Korea – expressed their strong interest in not just supplying trains and technology to California, but also in helping fund the development of our high-speed rail project.”

“California will benefit tremendously by being able to build state-of-the-art rail service at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers and by learning about the different technologies other nations are now using. To stay competitive, America must be able to move goods and people as quickly and efficiently as other countries do, but we must engage in public-private partnerships to do it, and that’s why these offers are so important.”

Valerie Gotten
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.


  1. Governor S. is soliciting Asian nations to sell us trains using their money that we will borrow at insane interest rates. Our nation is heavily indebted to China, and now Governor S. suggests it is good for California to make the same mistake and perilously drown our state in the same hole. Governor S. has a personal financial interest in keeping the money flowing to this sinkhole known as the High Speed Authority, money flowing via David Crane to his financial government money laundering consultants and contractors. High speed rail itself is a good idea. Do not confuse this criminal activity disguised as an Authority with a green transportation project. This is corruption at its ugliest.

    Jay Tulock, Vacaville

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