7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

USDOT outlines FY2010 budget framework, proposes $5 billion for high-speed rail

(The following appeared on the Progressive Railroading website on February 27, 2009.)

On February 26, the U.S. Department of Transportation unveiled the framework of its proposed FY2010 budget. Additional details will be available in April.

"This Administration inherited a difficult problem — a system that can no longer pay for itself," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a prepared statement. "We are looking at every option to solve it, but we are not going to be ready overnight."

The budget proposal does provide a broad framework that commits funds for sustainable solutions for surface transportation, for exploring options to make communities more livable through increased funding for public transit and for supporting development of a high-speed rail network.

For example, the Administration has proposed a five-year, $5 billion high-speed rail state grant program to build on the $8 billion included for high-speed rail in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2022 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

ND Officers Election Rules

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

National contract talks head for mediation after impasse
Will BNSF workers strike? U.S. judge in Fort Worth to rule
Loved ones of railroaders protest new attendance policy outside federal courthouse during hearing
“It’s a slap in the face:” BNSF workers consider strike over new attendance policy
BNSF tries to stop worker strike as employees continue to fight for rights
NTSB highlights need for better rail worker safety
Before recent wave of train cargo thefts, Union Pacific laid off an unspecified number of railroad police officers
RRB Q&A: Annuitants may need to increase tax withholding at age 62
COVID-19 vaccine mandates and Unemployment and Sickness Benefits under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act (RUIA)
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines