Thursday, April 16, 2009
President Obama has released a plan for a high-speed rail in America. The President is investing $8 billion dollars of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money in high-speed rail development and has proposed spending an additional $1 billion a year for 5 years on rail development. The plan lists 10 major corridors that have been identified as potential sites for high-speed rail projects. One of those corridors is the Keystone Corridor, which would link Pittsburgh to Harrisburg and Philadelphia. The plan released today will be followed within 60 days by specific details on how to apply and what is required of those who seek the stimulus dollars .