Tuesday, November 22, 2011

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood awards $150 million to Michigan to expand high-speed rail in the Midwest

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today awarded $150 million to the Michigan Department of Transportation for a high-speed rail project that will increase the safety and reliability of Amtrak’s Wolverine and Blue Water services between Detroit and Chicago and put more than 800 Americans back to work this spring.
“With America’s population set to grow by 100 million over the next 40 years, high-speed rail will play a vital role in meeting America’s long-term transportation challenges,” LaHood said. “Projects like this will employ local workers, use American-made materials and lay a strong foundation for future economic growth.” Continued

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