Trump administration pulls $929 million from California high-speed-rail project

By Michael Laris : Washingtonpost – excerpt

The Department of Transportation said California officials “failed to make reasonable progress” and had not met federal requirements for the project.

The Trump administration on Thursday followed through with its plan to pull more than $900 million in federal funds from California’s beleaguered high-speed-rail project.

The U.S. Department of Transportation said California officials “failed to make reasonable progress” and had not met federal requirements for a project beset with cost overruns. But the decision is also consistent with President Trump’s penchant for sparring with leaders of the liberal-leaning state…(more)

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