The Los Angeles to San Francisco bullet train is headed for new federal and state scrutiny following disclosure that the project's lead contractor forecast significant cost increases that were not made public.
Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), chairman of the U.S. House rail subcommittee, said he plans to call hearings early next year to examine the project's cost and the state's failure to disclose the higher budget projections.
"We know it is going to have a significant increase in cost," Denham said.
"It is doomed to be a failure," Denham added. "California has always had the philosophy of build it and they will come. That is no way to run a...