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Report: Rail Project To Cost $97 Million More

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(FOX 11) The costs for California's bullet train project has doubled since its first projection.

And a new report says the design will cost an extra $97 million.

Rail authority spokesman Rob Wilcox says that money isn't an increase.

"It's just part of the budget, part of the anticipated costs," says Wilcox. "We're going to be spending billions of dollars on this project. That doesn't mean that the costs are going up. That's anticipated."

But Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) tells our investigative producer Heidi Cuda he's concerned the high-speed rail project might bankrupt the state.

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