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California’s top bullet train consultant is suspended amid a state ethics review

(Source: Los Angeles Times, June 4, 2019)

LOS ANGELES — The top consultant on the California bullet train has been put on suspension after a state watchdog agency began reviewing his approval of a multimillion-dollar contract for a company in which he had heavily invested, The Times has learned. Roy Hill, deputy chief operating officer for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and a senior executive at the lead consulting firm WSP, signed a $51-million change order for the construction team led by the Spanish firm Dragados. It happened in the same year he may have owned more than $100,000 of stock in Jacobs Engineering, which is part of the Dragados team, records show.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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