The state agency attempting to build California's proposed bullet train blasted an independent review panel’s report that recommends the Legislature not approve issuing $2.7 billion in bonds to partly pay for the first section of track in the Central Valley.
Just hours after the review panel released its eight-page critique, the California High Speed Rail Authority said the report is “deeply flawed, in some areas misleading and its conclusions are unfounded.”
The sharp reaction is a measure of the high stakes riding on the report's findings, just weeks before Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to ask the Legislature to authorize the construction borrowing. Continued