VA, NC Awarded $48 Million in Grants for High-Speed Rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded grants totaling $48.3 million in Virginia and North Carolina to advance development of high-speed rail along the eastern corridor.

Virginia will receive $44.3 million for environmental analysis and preliminary engineering to prep for construction of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor between Washington and Richmond. North Carolina will receive $4 million for environmental and design work for constructing a connection between Raleigh and Richmond.

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