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New York outlines 20-year freight-, passenger-rail plan


Yesterday, New York Gov. David Paterson and New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Astid Glynn unveiled the 2009 New York State Rail Plan, the first comprehensive update of the state's rail strategy in 22 years.

The plan calls for investing $10.7 billion during the next two decades to expand freight-rail service and usage, and increase the speed and reliability of intercity passenger-rail service. The plan also outlines funding priorities to be considered for the federal intercity passenger-rail economic stimulus funds, surface transportation reauthorization bill and upcoming state transportation plan.

For more specific details on the plan, including project proposals, follow this link.

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