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California high-speed rail fiasco has funding problems

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's effort to build a massive high-speed rail network suffered another setback on Tuesday when a peer review group charged with evaluating the project recommended lawmakers put it on hold. Specifically, the group said the state should not move ahead with the sale of the nearly $3 billion in bonds to finance initial construction with the first tranche of $10 billion in state-backed high-speed rail bonds authorized by voters in 2008. ...  Read Full Article
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