WASHINGTON — House Transportation Committee chairman Rep. John Mica on Monday charged the Obama administration failed to justify many of the high-speed rail and so-called TIGER transportation grants it made to state and local governments.

The Republican from Florida, along with subcommittee chairmen John Duncan, R-Tenn., and Bill Shuster, R-Pa., released two new reports by the General Accountability Office that they said highlight the lack of transparency in the administration’s grant selection process.

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