Railing For and Against Pringle, Umberg, High-Speed Rail
If they go to their graves winning no more recognition for their years of public service, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and ex-Assemblyman Tom Umberg can be comforted by the fact that they at least received a shout out from the California High Speed Rail Blog, which applauds both in the post titled "Orange County Takes Over the CHSRA Board."
The CHSRA would be the California High Speed Rail Authority, the state agency planning a future high-speed rail network in the Golden State. Pringle was just elected chairman of the agency's board, while Umberg was elected vice-chairman.
Sayeth the blog:
"High-speed trains are needed in California. The state must find a viable surface transportation alternative to ease auto and air traffic congestion between major urban centers and high population growth areas like the Central Valley."While the high-speed rail bloggers are bully on Pringle and Umberg, not all the 53 comments left to that post were as charitable.