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Congressional members concerned about California high speed rail

April 20, 2021

Twelve Republican members of the House of Representatives recently sent a letter to Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary, expressing concern over federal funding for California’s high speed rail project.

The project, a line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, had a proposed cost of approximately $33 billion in 2008 and was to begin service in 2020. Several delays have occurred, and now the cost is approximately $100 billion, and no estimated date for the start of services.

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