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US DOT announces cancellation of grant funds to California HSR project

(Source: U.S. Department of Transportation press release, February 19, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) intends to cancel $929 million in Federal grant funds yet to be paid for the California High-Speed Rail project envisioned to connect the L.A. Basin to the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, the Department announced it is actively exploring every legal option to seek the return from California of $2.5 billion in Federal funds FRA previously granted for this now-defunct project. FRA Administrator Ronald L. Batory notified the California HSR Authority (CHSRA) of this action in a letter today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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