Republicans open probe into California High-Speed Rail program

By Thomson Reuters May 29, 2024 | 10:10 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two senior Republicans in Congress on Wednesday asked the U.S. Transportation Department to disclose documents detailing the Biden administration’s decision to award billions in California’s High-Speed Rail project.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chair Sam jGraves and Senator Ted Cruz, the top Republican on the Commerce Committee want documents by June 12 about the department’s decision in December to award the project another $3 billion. Costs for the California project, which voters approved $10 billion in 2008, have risen sharply and the authority has not identified key funding needed for the project that has faced numerous delays.

(Reporting by David Shepardson)