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Mass. vies for Florida's rejected rail funds

Posted on March 29, 2011

BOSTON — Massachusetts officials are seeking a portion ($110 million) of Florida's rejected federal rail funds to replace a 92-year-old rail bridge in Haverhill that has forced speed restrictions and delays on Amtrak’s Portland-to-Boston Downeaster, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Haverhill commuter rail line and freight railroads crossing the Merrimack River, The Boston Globe reported.

Applications for the funding, which can be used not only for true high-speed rail, but also for projects improving existing links or building new conventional connections between cities at least 100 miles apart, are due April 4. To read the full story, click here.

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