|For Immediate Release
October 29, 2010
Public Information Office
|New Hampshire Receives $2.2 Million High-Speed Rail Grant
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced that 54 high-speed rail projects in 23 states will share in $2.4 billion to continue developing America's first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service. The Department's Federal Railroad Administration received 132 applications from 32 states totaling $8.8 billion, more than three times the $2.4 billion available. During the first round of awards in the fall of 2009, applicants submitted more than $55 billion in project proposals for the initial $8 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Within the Northeast Region, New Hampshire was awarded a $2.2 million grant for a planning and environmental study for new rail service connecting Boston and Concord along the "New Hampshire Capitol Corridor".