N.C. and Norfolk Southern strike a deal on passenger rail

03/22/2011 | Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), The

An agreement between North Carolina's Transportation Department and Norfolk Southern opens the door to $461 million in federal funds to improve Charlotte-to-Raleigh passenger-rail service. State officials said the money will fund improvements that should cut the trip to less than three hours. They plan to begin seeking bids for trains, tracks and bridges.

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