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Hudson rail tunnel gets a boost, but TIGER grants and California high-speed rail absent from House spending bill

(Source: Railway Age, September 18, 2017)

NEW YORK — Amtrak and New York's Gateway project got a prospective funding boost as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2-trillion omnibus package to provide all discretionary funding for the federal government for the 2018 fiscal year. But TIGER grants and California high speed rail were conspicuously absent from the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act (H.R.3354), a collection of 12 appropriations bills including the Transportation/Housing and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) bill and passed the House by a vote of 211-198.

Full story: Railway Age

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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