California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010. California later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the Trump administration from repurposing the money, the governor's office said. The U.S

Reuters May 22, 2019 02:06:57 IST
California sues Trump administration over high-speed rail funds

California sues Trump administration over highspeed rail funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California on Tuesday sued the Trump administration after it confirmed last week it will withhold $929 million in high-speed rail funding awarded to the state in 2010.

California later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the Trump administration from repurposing the money, the governor's office said. The U.S. Transportation Department, which did not immediately comment, said last week it had cancelled the funding agreement after it said the state "failed to make reasonable progress on the project."

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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