The Federal Railroad Administration has come under fire from critics who claim the agency lacks expertise and staff to manage the $8 billion going to high-speed rail projects. "I'm very concerned that FRA's work missed the mark, and maybe hijacked the ability of the country to see some true high-speed rail operations," said Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. Grants to states went out months later than planned. The FRA has historically been charged with overseeing safety on freight and passenger rails.

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