To beat this dead horse, apparently the California politicians want to take the CHSR money and use it on commuter projects, or just not spend the money on a vanity project when the budget is suspected to have a $50 Billion shortfall.
If parochial lawmakers succeed in seizing electrification money from California’s HSR project, they stand to abort an entire industry
News Wire Digest second section for June 8: Montana county seeks support for Amtrak effort; museums at Cincinnati Union Terminal set reopening
California lawmakers want to have a look before approving remaining funds for high-speed line - Railway Track and Structures
The high-speed rail line section that is planned to run between Merced and Bakersfield, Calif., needs to get the nod from Calif. lawmakers.