Joseph Szabo, head of the Federal Railroad Administration, praised a plan for high-speed rail in Illinois and other Midwestern states. However, Szabo stopped short of announcing which states would receive a portion of the $8 billion stimulus funds allocated for high-speed rail. "Certainly no tipping of the hand, but it's quite obvious that the Illinois application, as do many others, have some significant merits," said Szabo.

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