California Sues Trump Administration For Cancelling Nearly $1 Billion in High Speed Rail Funding

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A truck crosses beneath the ongoing contruction of the high-speed railway in Fresno, California, on May 8, 2019, amid ongoing construction of the railway in California's Central and San Joaquin Valleys.  (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the Federal Railroad Administration from withdrawing a $929 million federal grant for the state's high speed rail project. The lawsuit alleges that the decision to pull the funding violated agency procedure and was “precipitated by President Trump’s overt hostility to California." We’ll talk about the lawsuit and the future of California’s high speed rail.


Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News