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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 06:09 PM
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U.S. OKs $150M for Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail




U.S. OKs $150M for Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail
Associated Press


Kalamazoo U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he's awarded $150 million to Michigan to buy a rail line for high-speed passenger service between Chicago and Detroit.

LaHood said in a news release Tuesday the project "will increase the safety and reliability of Amtrak's Wolverine and Blue Water services" and create 800 jobs this spring.

The money enables the Michigan Department of Transportation to buy much of the Chicago-Detroit rail corridor. .........(more)

The complete piece is at: http://detnews.com/article/20111122/METRO05/111220430/U...



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