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Letter Requesting GAO Study of California High-Speed Rail Project's Viability

December 19, 2011

On December 15, 2011, the Committee conducted an oversight hearing on the proposed California high-speed rail project.  This hearing examined a number of concerns with the development of this project.

Following the hearing, Full Committee Chairman John L. Mica and Railroads Subcommittee Chairman Bill Shuster joined with Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Chairman Darrell Issa of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and other Members of Congress to request that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a study into the project’s viability, including, among other things, its ridership projections, the amount of federal and state funding needed for completion, and the total project costs.

Click here to read the GAO request letter.


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