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Audit Report: California High-Speed Rail

November 15, 2018

California State Auditor Finds High-Speed Rail Project Mismanagement, Cost Overruns, and Delays

California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle says poor planning and mismanagement by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has led to cost overruns and delays.

Although the Authority has secured and identified funding of over $28 billion that it expects will be sufficient to complete initial segments that funding will not be enough to connect those segments, or finish the rest of the system—estimated to cost over $77 billion.