An investment of $185 million is coming to help get Amtrak’s Gateway project rolling, a project that is supposed to create a high-speed rail corridor to alleviate the bottleneck between New York and Newark.
The Federal Railroad Administration is considering several options to improve rail service in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.
Due to the economy, a number of states have been sending back their federal funds for a high-speed rail, not wanting to match those funds with state money.
The Big Apple has been granted a chunk of $2 billion that was rejected by the Sunshine State for three projects that will advance New York’s high-speed rail plans.
Gov. M. Jodi Rell is asking the U.S. Secretary of Transportation for $100 million in additional federal funding for the state’s high-speed rail project.