California Government Code
After preparation of a plan pursuant to Section 93314, the authority may do any of the following:
(a) Conduct engineering and other studies related to the acquisition of any railroad line.
(b) Evaluate alternative plans from the private sector to acquire, finance, and operate a railroad system in a manner which achieves the purposes specified in Section 93302.
(c) Establish criteria for the award of a franchise.
(d) Select a franchisee to acquire, finance, and operate the railroad system.
(e) Accept grants, gifts, fees, or allocations from other entities, including private and public sources.
(f) Employ an executive officer, other staff, and consultants deemed appropriate for support of the activities of the authority.