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Federal inspectors will audit oversight of high-speed rail grants

(Source: Fresno Bee, March 5, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Transportation auditors announced Wednesday that they will examine the Federal Railroad Administration's oversight of high-speed rail grants nationwide, including about $3.9 billion in stimulus and transportation funds for California's bullet train project. In a letter to the federal rail agency, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation said the audit will begin immediately at FRA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and possibly other locations. The audit is being undertaken at the request of Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials. He has been a harsh critic of high-speed rail.

Full story: Fresno Bee

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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