The head of California’s State Transportation Agency said Wednesday he will push hard to get federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project and Caltrain electrification along the Peninsula as part of the Trump administration’s infrastructure push.

The state’s 14 Republicans in Congress recently wrote to new federal transportation Sec. Elaine Chao, asking her to block a $647 million grant for Caltrain’s electrification because it might benefit high-speed rail.

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