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Bullet train contractor seeks state compensation for project delays
Bullet train contractor seeks state compensation for project delays

The contractor building the first segment of the California bullet train system said Monday it is seeking compensation for delays in the project and is not likely to start any major construction until June or July — months later than state officials said just weeks ago. Ronald Tutor, chief executive Tutor Perini, said Monday the Sylmar firm has begun discussing compensation for a 1 1/2-year delay, but so far he has not filed a formal claim against the state. "We are just talking," said Tutor, whose company leads a three-member consortium. "There is no agreement." The state has asserted that growing delays in acquiring land for the route will not have any...

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