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News Posted on August 21, 2013

Professor Frank Appointed to California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors

Professor of Environmental Practice Richard Frank has been appointed by the State Senate Rules Committee to serve on the Board of Directors of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.  The appointment drew coverage from media including the Fresno Bee.

The nine-member board is responsible for the planning, designing, building, and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours.

"We welcome the addition of Richard Frank to the Authority Board of Directors. We thank Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and the California State Senate Rules Committee for this appointment, which fills out our Board," said Authority Board of Directors Chair Dan Richard. "Mr. Frank has a distinguished career in both government and academia and is a recognized expert on California environmental law and policy. Not only does he bring a much-valued background to the project, his appointment also underscores the role of California high-speed rail in contributing to a sustainable future."

Frank, a 1974 graduate of King Hall, is a leader in the field of environmental law and the founding Director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center at UC Davis School of Law.

Fresno Bee