Thursday, January 28, 2010

HSR Money released in Tampa

During the President's trip to Tampa this morning, he announced the recipients of the Stimulus Package's $8 billion in High Speed Rail Grants. The Midwest region received roughly $2.6 billion in federal grants, which is second only to the West region, due largely to the $2.25 billion going to California. Illinois will receive about $1.23 billion of the $4.5 billion it requested. For more read this article from Chicago Breaking News

Secretary LaHood talks more about the announcement on his blog. Below is a picture from the USDOT of the Midwest's grants:

Also, a tour a the historic and soon to be refurbished Union Depot in St. Paul is courtesy of Minnesota Public Radio and Secretary LaHood offers a brief synopsis of 2009 in the Department of Transportation:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Begin your tour with midnight snack at Take It Easy. An undistinguished little restaurant, the Take It Easy is unusual and enticing and Junoesque. It is much-publicized for having full-flavoured meals. Take It Easy is an attraction that must be seen while in Oakland without a doubt.

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