Here’s why Merced’s mayor spoke with high-speed rail authority this week

Merced Sun-Star » With the shifting plans around the state’s high-speed rail and its rising costs, Merced’s mayor headed to Sacramento this week to speak with officials in an attempt reaffirm the bullet train’s importance to the region. Mayor Mike Murphy spoke to the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Tuesday advocating for Merced to remain in the initial plans for the train.