Judge expects to allow California high-speed rail funding
A group challenging California’s bullet train will have a last chance Wednesday to convince a judge who says is unlikely to side with them and block the project.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei is expected to hear arguments Wednesday before allowing the $64 billion high-speed rail project to go forward.
Unless opponents can change his mind, he expects to dismiss the lawsuit by Kings County and other opponents targeting the plan to eventually link Los Angeles and San Francisco with a bullet train.
The California High Speed Rail Authority has won a series of legal battles, allowing the project to continue moving forward even though long-term funding remains uncertain.
The opponents’ lawsuit aims to block the state from spending about $1.25 billion raised from bonds sold last week.