Thursday 15 September 2011
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USA: Transport Secretary Ray LaHood announces nearly 20 million dollars for line relocation projects across the USA

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced on 15 September that eight cities and states will share 19.4 million dollars to replace, relocate and improve segments of railway track in order to enhance safety, liveability, and economic development. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received 51 applications from across the country for the Rail Line Relocation and Improvement (RLR) grants, seeking more than 202 million dollars.

“The strong desire to improve infrastructure and foster economic development throughout America is evident in the overwhelming demand by our nation’s cities and states,” said Secretary Ray LaHood. “These strategic investments will help advance President Obama’s vision to create jobs, build liveable communities, and stimulate economic growth through local projects that deliver the greatest public benefits.”

(Source: U.S. Department of Transportation)

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