SACRAMENTO, Calif. — ABC7/KGO reported that the California High Speed Rail Authority extended the contracts of two consulting firms, totaling nearly $50 million. Project leaders told the news station the extensions were needed because of delays and that the new expense was anticipated and budgeted, according to guidelines approved by voters under Proposition 1A.
Project officials also said the project is still at the $68 billion total price tag. However, taxpayer groups are complaining that millions of dollars have been spent on a project that has yet to break ground. For the full story, click here.