U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that the high-speed passenger service project was being awarded $150 million, according to Businessweek.com.
LaHood said the project would create 800 jobs and improve the service and safety of Amtrak’s Wolverine and Blue Water services, according to the article. When built, the project would enable trains to go at speeds of up to 110 mph on 77 percent of the Detroit-Chicago line. That sort of speed would cut travel times by 30 minutes, the report stated.
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