Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

Trump administration to cancel $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

The US Transportation Department said on Tuesday it will cancel $929 million in federal funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project. The department said further that it is exploring legal options to seek the return of $2.5 billion the state has already received. This comes after Governor Newsom said the state will dramatically scale back the project.

No Signal
No Signal 1 year

Good, no more federally funded projects like this. It's just like the big dig in Boston. it was projected to cost millions, end total was billions. Despite the cost overrun, the tunnel flooded and we were on the hook for all of the contractors equipment parked there, concrete ceiling tiles fell onto traffic and killed people. But hey, it saved the average Bostonian 5.3 seconds in their commute. How did that help any tax payer in the rest of the country?

Nocturnal Siha
Nocturnal Siha 1 year

I think this is fair. We have more pressing matters as a country than one state’s commute problems.

IIZard 1 year

Build it apart from on their property and and let the illegals do the rest

YoDude 1 year

They start fighting dirty and then cry like babies when Trump beats them at their own game.

Hannibal 1 year

Since when did Democrats have an issue with eminent domain? Saint Ginsburg and the rest of the liberal SCOTUS judges decided it was a-okay for Connecticut to steal homes to give to Pfizer in Kelo v. New London. At least a border wall would be for direct public use, something approved of by the Constiution.

NJD314 1 year

last time I check airplanes are faster and cheaper to utilise.

Turn N Burn
Turn N Burn 1 year

I am stunned to learn of all that money bestowed by Barack Obama and I truly wonder what the hell it was for? I live here in California and I don't see no high-speed nothing. The idea that we have to pay billions back is probably going to hurt. It's already very incredibly hard to get by in California.

Blake Hill
Blake Hill 1 year


Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

Newsom and the McResistance are here.

Samuel Pearson
Samuel Pearson 1 year

Bad move. We absolutely need to be putting federal funds toward transportation innovation. I'm all for lowering the deficit, but take the money away from the acronym organizations instead: drain the DoD, Pentagon, CIA, FBI, etc.

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 1 year

Just don't build the wall there. The unending stream of illegal immigrants will require constant patrols, confrontations and protests screwing with their peace of mind until they give in.

Anthony Hall
Anthony Hall 1 year

It was a dumb idea to begin with. most people that would use it are already together in big cities as for the other not enoigh of them would use it to make it worth while

David James
David James 1 year

Mexican here. I wouldn't be surprised people in California are more "offended" about the wall than people around here... who the hell cares, this is so childish (tryin to sue the white house)

Katherine Nilsen
Katherine Nilsen 1 year

yup. so much for joining the rest of modern world . yay

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