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Oklahoma loses out on rail federal funds

Oklahoma loses out on rail federal funds



Published: January 29, 2010

— Hopes for a high-speed rail corridor connecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa to other southwestern cities were dashed on Thursday when President Barack Obama announced $8 billion in stimulus funding for projects in other states.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation submitted an application in October for high-speed rail between the state’s two biggest cities and to improve track to the Texas state line. The estimated cost of the application was estimated at about $2 billion. The Oklahoma route is part of one designated as the South Central High-Speed Rail Corridor.

The Fort Worth area got $4 million for signal timing improvements at grade crossings. And several states, including Kansas and Colorado, got money for high-speed rail and passenger rail studies.

The stimulus money is expected to be followed by annual investments... FULL ARTICLE

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