LaHood: Rail dollars can be returned but not diverted

11/10/2010 | CNN

States that want to halt high-speed rail projects may do so, said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, but then they must return the federal funds they have received. In a letter sent to governors-elect in Ohio and Wisconsin, LaHood said: "There seems to be some confusion about how these high-speed rail dollars can be spent." Federal rail dollars cannot be spent on roads or other projects, LaHood noted.

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