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Trump administration cancels $1bn grant for California's bullet train over failure to make 'reasonable progress'

17 May: Trump administration cancels $1bn grant for California's bullet train over failure to make 'reasonable progress'

The federal Department of Transportation fulfilled its promise on Thursday to cancel a nearly $1bn (£784m) grant that would have helped pay for California’s bullet train, in yet another blow for the ambitious high-speed rail project meant to connect Los Angeles to the Bay Area. In a letter to state officials, the Federal Railroad Administration…