California Gov. Jerry Brown will offer the keynote address Thursday evening at the Friends of Light Rail and Transit annual meeting in Old Sacramento. The governor will offer a short speech at the local group’s 26th annual event, Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the California State Railroad Museum.
A governor’s spokesman said Brown will offer general remarks, and will not make any major policy statement. Brown recently reached a late-hour agreement with federal officials on a state pension issue that will allow federal funding to continue for Sacramento Regional Transit’s ongoing light rail extension from Meadowview to Cosumnes River College. That line is expected to open in fall of 2015.
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