California High Speed Rail: Federal Funding Secured

02/08/2011 04:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers McClatchy

WASHINGTON -- California's high-speed rail plan will receive up to $624 million in additional federal funds, Transportation Department officials announced Thursday.

The new funding adds to the $715 million in federal funds previously awarded to California. It arrives courtesy of Ohio and Wisconsin, two states where recently elected Republican governors decided not to accept their own allotment of high-speed rail dollars.

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