His proposals run parallel to California's efforts, where work has already begun to address its largest source of planet-warming emissions. In 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed orders to phase out the sale of new internal combustion engine cars. Meanwhile, construction of high-speed rail has long been underway, albeit facing delays and cost overruns. In his plans, Biden pledged to build a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations, invest in battery research, electrify the rail system and expand high-speed rail across the country, including in California.
Biden intends to complete the High Speed Rail project between Los Angeles and San Francisco at a cost of $80b US which seems small considering the amount of money the US Government spends on other projects. Biden also intends to electrify many lines and upgrade rail corridors for the state of California.
Biden administration pushes EVs, high-speed rail as future of American transportation