California Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny issued two rulings today that put the brakes on the state’s bullet train project.
In essence the Judge finds that the high speed rail authority’s plan violates the law that California voters approved along with agreeing to a bond to fund the project. The state will have to bring its plan for the project in line with the law before it can legally spend any more of the state bond funds. But without those funds, billions in federal funding are at risk. So this boondoggle may just be dead at last.
[Full disclosure–my colleage Bob Poole and I were each expert witnesses in this lawsuit]