Federal Railroad Administration makes 2 high-speed rail grants

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February 14, 2001 Colorado has received $400,000 and Vermont $500,000 under the Federal Railroad Administration's High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Program grant program funded from fiscal year 2009 appropriations. Colorado will use its funds to develop a state rail plan, a prerequisite for receiving additional HSIPR intercity passenger rail funding.

Vermont will conduct a
study of a proposed rerouting of Amtrak’s Ethan Allen service between Rutland,
Vt., and Albany, N.Y., which would result in additional cities receiving rail
service.

FRA has now released more
than $136 million for the HSIPR program, a significant portion of which comes
from the Obama Administration’s $8-billion down payment for the creation of a
national network of interconnected high-speed rail corridors in the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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