The Trump administration says it intends to cancel a $929 million federal grant for California's high-speed rail project. "This is California's money, and we are going to fight for it".
The Los Angeles Timesreported additionally that the Department of Transportation said it was "actively exploring every legal option" to recover the other $2.5 billion granted by the federal government to California for the project.
Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency declaration concerning the U.S. southern border. "The current project, as planned, would cost too much and take too long".
Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory argued on Tuesday that Newsom had "presented a new proposal that represents a significant retreat from the state's initial vision and commitment and frustrates the objective for which federal funding was awarded".
The statement from the Department of Transportation heightens the Trump administration's quest to recoup federal money spent on the project that was originally granted in 2009. It cited Newsom's announcement to scale back the project.
The grant agreement between California and the federal government, signed in 2010, outlines several scenarios in which the federal government could take the money back.
The FRA writes in the letter that the state "has materially failed to comply with the terms of the Agreement and has failed to make reasonable progress on the Project", which they said was supposed to be on track to be finished by 2022.
In 2017, the Orange County Register wrote: "More time-consuming and tens of billions of dollars more expensive than estimated when California voters approved the funding measure in 2008". "California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out-of-control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge!" he tweeted. We want that money back now. Opponents of the ambitious project interpreted his comments as a declaration that "the train to nowhere has finally stopped" and that Newsom was canceling the leg of the plan that extended the railway from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
A full-scale mockup of a high-speed train on display at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., in 2015.
But Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson, who represents Fresno, lashed out at the state's High Speed Rail Authority, calling it a rogue agency that has mismanaged the project and has torn up Fresno during construction without apparently having the money to finish.
"It would be very important to avoid anything that would disrupt the economic recovery in the Central Valley that has been brought about by high-speed rail", he said.
Les discussions à venir, qui prolongent celles de la semaine dernière à Pékin, pourraient augurer de 60 jours de trêve supplémentaire que serait prêt à accorder Donald Trump , selon des sources de Bloomberg .
Hostages, including fighters from the Kurdish-led forces and civilians, were another reason the advances were slowed down. Beyond Baghouz , IS still has thousands of fighters and sleeper cells scattered across several countries.
Snowfall is expected to continue through much of the day on Wednesday , potentially with rates around 1 inch per hour. Expect snow covered roads and unsafe travel conditions from 10pm tonight through at least 7am Wednesday .
The man shot and killed in a dispute with a neighbor is an assistant principal , a former NFL safety and CU Buff football player. Authorities said 31-year-old Marcus Johnson is being held on a first-degree murder charge.
Dolly then assured her many fans that while Dean may prefer Led Zeppelin over her songs, their marriage is still very strong. Not only is Parton purely heterosexual, she is still madly in love with her husband, even after all these years.
President Trump has directed the Pentagon to begin creating the Space Force to pave the way for American dominance in space. President Donald Trump signs legislation to establish a Space Force as a military service on Tuesday, Feb. 19.
His reaction? " It's all part of what goes on down here ". "We felt pretty fortunate to come away with two points tonight". Considering he could have been seriously injured, the latter was very philosophical about his narrow escape.
Williams will not run on second day of testing
As a result of the delayed start to testing, both George Russell and Robert Kubica will miss out on half a day's running each. Williams mechanics were seen pushing a covered vehicle through the pit lane to the team's garage during this morning's test.
Alexandre Benalla placé en détention provisoire
Ainsi, conclut Fabrice Arfi: " Devant les sénateurs, Alexandre Benalla a dit qu'il n'avait rien à voir avec aucun contrat russe. Le tout, pour un montant de 980 000 euros, dont un tiers aurait été versé depuis une société à Monaco.
Queen Is Performing At The Oscars With Adam Lambert
The band will perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy announced on social media today. Its star Rami Malek is considered a front-runner for the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of the late singer.
N. Korea, US look set for Hanoi talks on summit agenda
President Donald Trump will settle for any deal that can be sold to voters at home and skips on full denuclearization. He was in charge of the affairs for the Singapore summit in June a year ago between the leaders of the two sides.