In 2017, California-based news media has relentlessly reported the failures and setbacks of California High-Speed Rail, as documented by Citizens for California High-Speed Rail Accountability (CCHSRA):
Some legislators noticed what was happening. On November 14, 2017, Assemblymember Jim Patterson of Fresno asked the Joint Legislative Audit Committee for an urgent audit of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. The chair of the committee rejected the request on November 27, 2017: Joint Legislative Audit Committee Denies Patterson Request for Urgent California High School Rail Authority Audit.
NEWS MEDIA COVERAGE
Request for Emergency Audit of Bullet-Train Project Is Denied by Legislature Leadership – Los Angeles Times – November 27, 2017
Leading Dem Supports Patterson’s HSR Audit Request – GVWire.com – November 27, 2017
Fresno Assemblyman Says He Won’t Take No for an Answer on High Speed Rail Audit – KMPH Fox 26 News (Fresno) – November 29, 2017
Put California Bullet Train Audit on the Fast Track – Los Angeles Daily News (editorial) – November 30, 2017