PolitiFact California: Fact-Checking Statements On High-Speed Rail Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. This image provided by the California High Speed Rail Authority shows an artist's rendering of a high-speed train station. California High Speed Rail Authority / File / AP High-speed rail in California is a contentious and controversial issue. Today on Insight, we’ll talk with PolitiFact Reporter Chris Nichols. He’s recently looked into two statements – one made by California Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, and one made by California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales – to see just how accurate they are.