A bill to authorize regional government agencies to create a joint-powers authority regarding Amtrak's Central Valley route has been approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee.
Assembly Bill 1779, authored by Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, would provide a stronger voice in advocating service improvements and expansion, according to Galgiani's office. The JPA would apply to rail service service between Sacramento and Bakersfield, and west to the East Bay.
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