February 3, 2012 2:00 PM

House panel derails California's high-speed trains

A key House panel late Thursday gave the back of its hand to California's embattled high-speed rail program. In another sign of high-speed rail's political travails, the House committee writing a massive transportation bill included an amendment that prohibits new federal funds from going to California's proposed $98 billion project during the five-year life of the bill.

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