Ga. gets $4M grant for high-speed rail to NC

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on December 13, 2011 at 8:16 AM

ATLANTA -- Georgia has received a $4.1 million grant to continue work on a high-speed rail project linking Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday that the money will help reduce traffic congestion as the nation's population grows by an expected 100 million over the next four decades. The money is part of a larger $7 million grant program aimed at created a high-speed rail corridor from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.

Thirty-two states and D.C. are laying the foundation for high-speed rail lines to provide faster and more energy-efficient travel options to Americans.

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