Northeast corridor gets $800 million for rail projects

    Thank you, Florida. Word has come that the $2 billion in rail funding that the Sunshine State doesn’t want will instead benefit the Northeast corridor. To the tune of $800 million.

    The Department of Transportation says the largest share of the funding meant for Amtrak and other rail projects will go the corridor as the money is split among 15 states. Train speeds in our area will increase from 135 mph to 160 mph on the heavily traveled parts of the corridor, the Associated Press reports.

    The Midwest will get $404 million for expanded service.

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