The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that nearly $80 million in grants have been delivered to states as part of President Obama’s historic high-speed and intercity passenger rail program. These grants will go toward the development of a brand new Recovery Act funded high-speed rail systems as well as critical upgrades to existing passenger rail service throughout the country.
“The President’s vision for high-speed rail will forever change the way Americans travel by offering new transportation options,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “The grants released today are merely the very beginning of many more to follow.”
The $80 million in funding will benefit projects in many regions of the country, including:
Click here to view the press release from the FRA.