Minority groups file Calif. HSR complaint

Posted on December 9, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A statewide group of minority-owned companies and small businesses filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday, alleging that the California High-Speed Rail Authority "utterly failed" to attract a diverse group of businesses while handing out more than $500 million in contracts, according to the San Mateo County Times.

The group is asking U.S. transportation officials to freeze $3 billion in federal funds awarded to California, almost all of which is being saved for the start of construction in 2012, until minorities are no longer "left out" of the contracting process. For the full story, click here.



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