House GOP seeks to redistribute high-speed rail money

(Source: Sacramento Bee, July 12, 2011)

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressional Republicans are seeking to cut $1.5 billion in high-speed rail money that had been awarded to projects across the country.

The GOP lawmakers propose shifting the high-speed rail money to Midwestern flood relief, and is a way for the GOP to thumb their nose at the Obama administration's rail plans.

If they succeed, California would lose $368 million, the Amtrak Northeast corridor would lose $795 million and a high-speed rail corridor linking Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis would lose $404 million.

Full story: Sacramento Bee

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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