White House announces stimulus funding for major high-speed corridors

Posted by Chairman Dimond on January 28, 2010

White House announces stimulus funding for major high-speed corridors last night, the White House issued fact sheets containing basic details on high-speed stimulus grants that are scheduled to be announced by President Obama today at a town hall meeting being held at the University of Tampa.

Following is a list of the grant recipients, divided by region, and the amount they will receive. For more specific details on what the funds will cover, click on the individual regions to link back to the White House fact sheets.

HSR updates will be covering the grant awards in the days and weeks ahead. Check the site often for more details on the grant awards, information on how the money will be spent, and interviews with state DOTs and high-speed rail authorities.

California <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-california>
Awardees: California Department of Transportation; California High-Speed Rail Authority
Total Approximate Funding (all corridors): $2.34 billion

Tampa-Orlando-Miami <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-tampa-orlando-miami>
Awardee: Florida Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $1.25 billion

Chicago-St. Louis-Kansas City <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-chicago-st-louis-kansas-city>
Awardees: Illinois Department of Transportation, Missouri Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $1.13 billion

Minneapolis/St. Paul-Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-minneapolisst-paul-madison-m>
Awardees: Wisconsin Department of Transportation; Minnesota Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $823 million

Charlotte-Raleigh-Richmond-Washington, D.C. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-charlotte-raleigh-richmond-w>
Awardees: North Carolina Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $620 million

Eugene-Portland-Seattle-Vancouver, B.C. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-eugene-portland>
Awardees: Washington State Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $598 million

Northeast Region <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-northeast>
Awardees: Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority; Vermont Agency of Transportation, Massachusetts DOT, Rhode Island DOT, Connecticut DOT, New York State DOT, New Jersey Transit, Pennsylvania DOT, Delaware DOT, Maryland DOT, District of Columbia DOT
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $485 million in ARRA high-speed grants; $706 million in ARRA Amtrak grants ($1.2 billion total)

Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-cleveland-columbus>
Awardee: Ohio Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $400 million

Pontiac-Detroit-Chicago <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-pontiac-detroit>
Awardees: Michigan Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $244 million

Iowa <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-iowa>
Awardee: Iowa Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $17 million

Fort Worth, Texas, area <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/fact-sheet-high-speed-intercity-passenger-rail-program-texas>
Awardee: Texas Department of Transportation
Total Approximate Funding (entire corridor): $4 million

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