CalWatchdog Morning Read – January 17

by CalWatchdog Staff | January 17, 2017 9:24 am

Good morning. The bullet train faces renewed scrutiny after a report[1] surfaced suggesting massive cost overruns. 

According to the Los Angeles Times[2], a “confidential estimate by federal regulators that the cost of California’s bullet train project could jump significantly has prompted critics of the $64-billion Los Angeles-to-San Francisco rail effort to call for new investigations and proponents to disclaim reports that project costs are growing.”

“State officials have accused The Times of mischaracterizing its findings. In a letter to members of the Legislature[3], the California High-Speed Rail Authority accused The Times of incorrectly using internal deliberations to suggest cost overruns and delays that are not borne out by facts.”

“But critics of the project said the federal analysis validates their concerns that the state will be saddled with multibillion-dollar unbudgeted costs for the foreseeable future.”

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