Train to Nowhere: Fed Cancels $929 Million in California High-Speed Rail Funds

Train to Nowhere: Fed Cancels $929 Million in California High-Speed Rail Funds

The Trump administration said on Thursday, it was formally canceling $929 million in previously awarded funding for California’s high-speed rail program after rejecting an appeal by the state.

The U.S. railway regulator, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), said on Thursday it had canceled the funding awarded in a 2010 agreement after it said the state had “repeatedly failed to comply” and “failed to make reasonable progress on the project.”

“Additionally, California has abandoned its original vision of a high-speed passenger rail service connecting San Francisco and Los Angeles, which was essential to its applications for FRA grant funding.”

“It is now clear that California has no foreseeable plans,

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