President's jobs bill includes $4 billion for rail; Rochester route touted

Posted on September 20th, 2011 by

Surrounded by construction workers in hard hats, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said on Monday the passage of the president’s jobs bill would mean $4 billion for high-speed rail projects like a proposed line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. “There is an enormous amount of money, billions of dollars for roads and bridges and transit and high-speed rail that will be available to put thousands of people to work, thousands of men and women to work building America’s infrastructure,” LaHood said.

Post-Bulletin, by Heather Carlson, 9/20/11

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