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Calif. High-Speed Rail Dealt Blow After Feds Nix $929M Grant

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Thursday canceled a nearly $929 million federal grant for California's $77 billion proposed high-speed rail line, dealing a major blow to the project and catalyzing more legal wrangling between Golden State and federal officials.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration followed through on its plan to pull a $928.6 million funding agreement for California's bullet train, saying the project has "repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of the agreement and has failed to make reasonable progress on the project."

"California has abandoned its original vision of a high-speed passenger rail service connecting San Francisco...

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