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AB-823 High-Speed Rail Authority: trains powered by fossil fuel combustion engines.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 185036.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

185036.5.
 (a) The authority shall not do either of the following:
(1) Directly or indirectly use local, state, federal, or any other public or private funding to purchase, lease, operate, or maintain a passenger or freight train powered by a diesel engine or other type of fossil fuel combustion engine.
(2) Enable a passenger or freight train powered by a diesel engine, or other type of fossil fuel combustion engine, to operate on authority-owned rail infrastructure designed for speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour.
(b) This section does not apply to a passenger or freight train used for maintenance or construction, or during an emergency situation.