California Sues USDOT and FRA Over Canceled Bullet Train Funds

Lawsuit claims FRA should not be able to cancel the award for multiple reasons including violating its own procedures and policies

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The state of California and the California High-Speed Rail Authority have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) over the canceling of $928.6 million bullet train grant.

The lawsuit argues the FRA should not be able cancel the award for multiple reasons including:

  • The state has laready committed billion of dollars to the project
  • The FRA stopped performing its own obligations on the project over the last year
  • The FRA did not take the required steps to resolve alleged problems

(more on California's lawsuit to block cancellation of its high-speed rail grant...)