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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Walker Keeps Promise - State Loses $810 Million For Rail Link

DOT Excerpt:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that $1.195 billion in high-speed rail funds originally designated for Wisconsin and Ohio will be redirected to other states eager to develop high-speed rail corridors across the United States. Wisconsin has suspended work under its existing high-speed rail agreement and the incoming Governors in Wisconsin and Ohio have both indicated that they will not move forward to use high-speed rail money received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). As a result, $1.195 billion will be redirected to high-speed rail projects already underway in other states.
Christmas Comes Early For 14 States
The $1.195 billion originally designated for those high-speed rail projects in Wisconsin and Ohio will now be used to support projects in at least 14 states. The majority of the money however will go to these states:

California: up to $624 million
Florida: up to $342.3 million
Washington State: up to $161.5 million
Illinois: up to $42.3 million

JS Online -- Feds Will Pull, Redistribute Hi-Speed Rail Money

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