Big LaHood Annoucement on High Speed Rail

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(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is making a "major announcement" on high-speed rail on Monday in New York and Detroit, according to an advisory his office sent out today.  He'll be in NY's Penn Station and Detroit Station later in the day.

Yesterday, he told Transportation Nation on a conference call he'd be announcing where the $2.4 billion in money from the Florida project would be going.

Illinois officials have already announced they'll be getting some of the money.   New York, California, and Michigan, are among 24 states applying for the funds, as are Amtrak and Washington, DC.

New York's Mayor, Michael Blooomberg, has been pushing for funds for a Northeast Corridor High Speed Rail project.