"Obama Announces $8 Billion for High-Speed Rail Nationwide"

"TAMPA, Florida -- President Barack Obama will announce today that the U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $8 billion in economic stimulus funding to states to develop America's first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service. The announcement covers federal government investments in 13 rail corridors and rail projects in 31 states."

Environment News Service had the story January 28, 2010.

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Source: ENS, 01/29/2010