$2 Billion in New High-Speed Rail Grants Announced
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.
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