LOS ANGELES (AP) – California is getting another $624 million in high-speed rail money from the federal government.
The Department of Transportation said Thursday the state is getting the largest share of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail funding being diverted from Ohio and Wisconsin to other states.
KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:
Both Ohio and Wisconsin have elected Republican governors opposed to the rail projects.
In all, California has been awarded about $3.2 billion in federal funding to build an estimated $43 billion bullet train system. Last week, California High-Speed Rail Authority officials agreed to build the initial segment in the Central Valley.
The authority’s deputy director said the latest round of funding shows the federal government has confidence in the project.
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