$2 Billion in New High-Speed Rail Grants Announced

U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood announced this morning which high-speed rail projects would get funded out of the nearly 100 applications they received. The Northeast Corridor was again the big winner.
May 9, 2011, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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15 states, along with Amtrak, and 22 high-speed rail projects will be funded to the tune of $2 billion. $795 million of that will go to the Northeast Corridor to increase speeds from 135 to 160 miles per hour in some areas and make other upgrades.

$404.1 million will go to Midwestern high-speed rail, including new track between Detroit and Chicago to increase speeds and upgrades to the Chicago-St. Louis corridor.

Other projects include bridge construction and repair, environmental impact studies, and more.

Full project details are available in the U.S. DOT's press release.

For more up-to-the-minute high-speed rail news, visit The Railist.

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Published on Monday, May 9, 2011 in U.S. Department Of Transportation
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