SACRAMENTO -- The chairman of the High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors, Thomas J. Umberg, made the following statement today after the release of the Governor's 2012-13 State Budget: "We are pleased to see the Governor’s continued commitment to the state’s high-speed rail project. Gov. Brown’s leadership and long-term vision for the future of this state will benefit generations to come. Modern transportation infrastructure is fundamental to California’s future economic and environmental well-being. We look forward to working with the administration to present the detailed proposal later this year." The governor's 2012-13 budget can be accessed at http://www.dof.ca.gov/budget/.