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Air Rail Highway Bike/Ped Public Transit

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
October 29, 2010
Contacts:
Bill Boynton
Public Information Office
(603) 271-6495
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".






New Hampshire Department of Transportation
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