Mac Taylor's report questions whether there's enough money to build a High-Speed Rail system from the Bay Area to Los Angeles.
Taylor: "There's a lot more money that the state would have to get from the federal government in order to be able to complete this project."
It questions the current cost projections:
Taylor: "There is the much greater probability that costs could be much greater than $43 billion."
And it questions the decision to build the first phase in the Central Valley - even though that's a federal requirement.
Taylor: "You can't just have a Central Valley segment. There's not the ridership that could support it."
Taylor even recommends stripping the state's High-Speed Rail Authority of its decision-making powers and putting CalTrans in charge.
Taylor: "We've given the authority a lot of just that - their name, authority, autonomy, and in some cases, maybe it's been too much."
In a statement, the Authority's CEO says he'll thoroughly review the report's findings.