LaHood Announces New HSR Winners & Losers

The loser list is short and no surprise: The governor-elects of OH and WI had campaigned against HSR projects in their states-they got their wish. The recipients of the redirected $1.2 billion were the surprise,with CA, FL, and WA being the happiest.
December 10, 2010, 10am PST | Irvin Dawid
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All funds are from the American Recovery and Reinvestment. However, there is a bill that would redirect unspent ARRA funds back to the treasury that would alter these awards.

"Under the Recovery Act, the Federal Railroad Administration originally announced $810 million for Wisconsin's Milwaukee-Madison corridor and $400 million for Ohio's Cincinnati-Columbus-Cleveland "3C" route. The Federal Railroad Administration will redirect $810 million from Wisconsin and $385 million from Ohio, and will work with these states to determine whether they have already spent money under their contracts that should be reimbursed."

The top three recipients of the redirected Recovery Act funds are:
California: up to $624 million
Florida: up to $342.3 million
Washington State: up to $161.5 million

Thanks to NARP

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Published on Thursday, December 9, 2010 in U.S. D.O.T. Press Release
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