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Oklahoma High-Speed Rail Grant Rejected

Oklahoma High-Speed Rail Grant Rejected

NewsOn6.com

Posted: Jan 28, 2010 3:43 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2010 4:02 PM

By Alex Cameron, OKLAHOMA IMPACT TEAM

OKLAHOMA CITY -- President Barack Obama announced the recipients of $8 billion in stimulus grants for high-speed rail projects Thursday, and NEWS 9's Oklahoma Impact Team has learned Oklahoma will not be getting any of the funding.

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation confirmed the news Thursday afternoon expressing disappointment that the state will not get any of the funding. ODOT submitted an application last October 1 for $2 billion of the federal grant money to create a high-speed rail corridor between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and to make improvements to the existing Heartland Flyer route.

According to news reports, the big winners of the grant money are California, Florida and Illinois. Specifically, California will receive $2.3 billion to begin work on an 800-mile-long, high-speed rail line tying Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area to Los Angeles and San Diego... FULL ARTICLE

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1. wrote:
Every precinct in Oklahoma voted for John McCain, The Oklahoma Congressional Delegation voted against the Health bill and all of the Republicans opposes every program proposed by the president including the high speed rail program would clearly explain why Oklahoma is bypassed. We have no advocates for such.

Sat, January 30, 2010 @ 9:45 PM

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