CA: Orange County Republicans take aim at California’s bullet train

A truck crosses beneath the ongoing construction 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. – In February, newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he was drastically revising downward the high-speed rail project to link Los Angeles to San Francisco in three hours, even though the plan was approved in a 2008 referendum. The federal government indicated that it was scrapping a $900 million subsidy due to “chronic” construction delays. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN /

Mar. 2—Newly elected Orange County Republican leaders are pushing back against funding for California’s controversial high-speed train, even as the state’s rail authority touts progress in creating jobs and building the first stretch of the line.

A new bill from freshman Assemblywoman Laurie Davies, R-Laguna Niguel, calls for shifting $54 million currently set aside for the train and using it to help fund local transit and infrastructure projects that have been financially harmed or delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here folks.

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