Sacramento, California : California State Auditor, 2018.
Book — vi, 87 pages : color maps, charts ; 28 cm.
Chapter 1: The Authority's Decision to Begin Construction Before Completing Proper Planning Led to Cost Overruns and Delays
Chapter 2: The Authority Has Not Successfully Enforced the Policies It Adopted to Address Ongoing Deficiencies With Its Contract Management
Chapter 3: The Authority Can Improve the Quality and Transparency of Its Monitoring and Reporting For Key Goals
Response to the Audit
California State Auditor's Comments on the Response From the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
This audit examines the California High-Speed Rail Authority's contracting and cost control practices and concludes that both "flawed decision making" in regards to the beginnning stages of construction and "ongoing poor contract management for a wide range of high-value contracts" have led to billions of dollars of cost overruns.