High Speed Rail

Two More Rulings Hamper Calif. High-Speed Rail Plan

State ordered to redo funding plan before spending any state bond money


A judge has dealt a dual blow to California bullet-train plans in a pair of rulings handed down Monday in Sacramento.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny denied a request by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to validate the sale of more than $8 billion in bonds from Proposition 1A, a high-speed rail measure approved by California voters in 2008.

In a separate but related case, the judge sided with opponents in Kings County who sued the rail agency over its compliance with Prop. 1A.