SAN FRANCISCO — A state Superior Court judge this week handed down what appears to be a new roadblock to California’s bond-financed high-speed passenger rail project.

In a case that challenged the California High Speed Rail Authority’s final program environmental-impact report for a key segment of the planned San Francisco to Southern California system, Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled that portions of the report were inadequate, raising the specter of delays if the authority has to rework its environmental documentation or change a substantial segment of its planned route.

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