SAN FRANCISCO — Federal officials, citing a failure to adequately study the civil rights impacts of the project, have followed through on a threat to withdraw a $70 million stimulus grant that was to help finance a rail link between Oakland International Airport and the nearest Bay Area Rapid Transit District train station.

In January, Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff issued a warning letter, saying BART appeared to have failed to conduct required civil-rights analysis of the service and fare impacts of its $492 million airport people mover project on low-income and minority communities.

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