Agency Secretary issues statement on High-Speed Rail Authority CEO selection

Published: Jan 16, 2018

Secretary Brian P. Kelly issued the following statement on the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s earlier announcement of his selection as Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2018:

“In 23 years of working in transportation policy, I have never come across a project that can improve how Californians get around like high-speed rail can.  High-speed rail will provide travel that is fast, clean and efficient, create jobs, connect our communities and expand our economy—Californians voted for and deserve these benefits.  Like others, this mega-project has its challenges.  I’m eager to get to work to address them and get this project delivered,” said Secretary Kelly.

“I want to thank the Governor for the opportunity to serve as Secretary at the Transportation Agency.  I’m proud of the work accomplished there and blessed to have worked with so many dedicated public servants.  Brian Annis has been named acting Secretary for the California State Transportation Agency effective February 1st, 2018, assuring a seamless transition and effective leadership at the Agency in the days ahead.”