High-speed rail coming to California!

by Ben Hoffman

WASHINGTON — California’s high-speed rail plan will receive up to $624 million in additional federal funds, Transportation Department officials announced Thursday.

The new funding adds to the $715 million in federal funds previously awarded to California. It arrives courtesy of Ohio and Wisconsin, two states where recently elected Republican governors decided not to accept their own allotment of high-speed rail dollars.

“I am pleased that so many other states are enthusiastic about the additional support they are receiving to help bring America’s high-speed rail network to life,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood declared in a written statement.

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The U.S. is finally moving into the 21st century! And Ohio and Wisconsin residents can thank their newly elected Republican governors for passing on the jobs it would have created in their states.

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