DOT Gives Calif. Lawmakers Ultimatum On Bullet Train Funds

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration will consider taking back roughly $3.3 billion in federal grants provided to California to start construction of a high-speed train project if the Legislature does not appropriate the state's share of the funding by June, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday.

During meetings with state lawmakers in Sacramento, LaHood decried a proposal by leaders in the state Senate to push back a decision on funding the project until August, according to multiple news outlets. California is slated to contribute $2.7...
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