Report 2011-504 Recommendation 8 Responses

Report 2011-504: High-Speed Rail Authority Follow-Up: Although the Authority Addressed Some of Our Prior Concerns, Its Funding Situation Has Become Increasingly Risky and the Authority's Weak Oversight Persists (Release Date: January 2012)

Recommendation #8 To: High-Speed Rail Authority, California

To ensure that the public and the Legislature are aware of the full cost of the program, the Authority should clearly report total costs, including projected operating and maintenance costs for the program.

6-Month Agency Response

The Authority's 2012 revised business plan discusses total capital costs including operating and maintenance costs. The Authority believes that capital costs and operating and maintenance costs, including costs by year, have been accurately and thoroughly discussed in an open manner through a range of communication media, including through board meetings that are open to the public. (See 2013-406, p. 244)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2011-504

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.