02/08/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

California High Speed Rail: Federal Funding Secured

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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