Trump Administration Pulls $1 Billion After Audit Says High Speed Rail Violated Terms of Agreement

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FRESNO, Calif. — The High Speed Rail Project has suffered another major setback. The Federal Railroad Administration is withdrawing nearly $1 billion to help build it.

This is on top of the $2.5 billion they want back already used on the project. Officials with the Federal Railroad Authority said the high speed rail violated the terms  of its agreement and consistently failed  to make reasonable progress.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson said he knew it was just a matter of time

“This should not come as a surprise to anyone in the State of California, our auditor did a very thorough audit 5 or 6 months ago and warned that this was going to happen,” said Assemblyman Jim Patterson, Fresno. 

Governor Gavin Newsom said the Trump administration’s action is illegal and a direct assault on California. He said a lawsuit will be coming.

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