LOS ANGELES — A civil rights complaint filed last year with the U.S. Department of Transportation sparked an order for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to substantially expand its outreach to and inclusion of small and disadvantaged businesses, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Federal officials are requiring the rail authority to create a development program for small and disadvantaged businesses, specify an officer in charge, compile a directory of all firms that are eligible to participate, and create a business advisory council within 60 days. For the full story, click here.

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