Indiana to receive $71 million for high-speed rail development

President Obama and Vice President Biden announced yesterday that the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (USDOT) is awarding $8 billion, funded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), to states across the country to develop America’s first nationwide program of high-speed intercity passenger rail service.

Indiana will receive $71 million as part of the corridor connecting Chicago and Detroit. A major investment will be made on the most congested and delay-prone corridor in the entire country, between Porter, IN and Chicago, increasing service reliability and reducing train delay times by 24 percent.

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