Proposition 1A

Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act. (Replaces Proposition 1. Put on public display through 9/18/2008.)

November 04, 2008


This measure authorizes the state to sell $9.95 billion in general obligation bonds to fund (1) pre-construction activities and construction of a high-speed passenger train system in California, and (2) capital improvements to passenger rail systems that expand capacity, improve safety, or enable train riders to connect to the high-speed train system. The bond funds would be available when appropriated by the Legislature. General obligation bonds are backed by the state, meaning that the state is required to pay the principal and interest costs on these bonds.