Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail line wins $196.5M DOT grant

10/5/2011 | Yahoo!

Michigan will get $196.5 million in federal funding from the Department of Transportation for rail signaling and line upgrades for a Chicago-Detroit high-speed rail service. "Investing in rail service will spark economic development in communities along a corridor linking Detroit and Chicago, two vital Midwest cities," said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, noting that the rail improvements will also help freight rail speeds. The state will buy 135 miles of track from Norfolk Southern Railway for $140 million.

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