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Michigan receives $3.6M for high-speed rail

Posted on September 2, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $3.6 million for the State of Michigan to begin work on the rehabilitation of the Battle Creek railroad station.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will ultimately provide a total of $40 million to Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for its high-speed intercity passenger rail program.

The $3.6 million in Recovery Act funds will be used to renovate the station's interior lobby, bathrooms, ticketing areas and offices, lighting, signage and to make the station Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant.

The exterior of the station will also see significant upgrades. The building will be refaced with new and restored masonry and new exterior lighting will be installed. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is actively working with the Michigan Department of Transportation on additional grant agreements to further develop the Detroit-Chicago route.

FRA has released more than $591 million of the $8 billion down payment provided in the Recovery Act for the development of a national network of interconnected high-speed rail corridors.

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