This winter, DOT will announce $8 billion in grants to launch high-speed rail in America.

State agencies reported a total of 10,041 transportation projects approved for ARRA funding, according to a White House Release posted today. Listed in the release are examples of projects including:

  • A $71.2 million Recovery Act funded project in Florida will construct a new four-lane highway to relieve traffic congestion in the Jacksonville area.
  • In Kentucky, a $25.5 million project will reconstruct approximately 5 miles of US 150 through Rockcastle County.
  • A $37.6 million project in Lee County, N.C., will widen the 1.8 mile Sanford Bypass to ease congestion on one of the state's most critical highway corridors.
  • In Schuylkill County, Pa., a $22.9 million project will repair and replace pavement along I-81.

The release also said that this winter, DOT will announce $8 billion in grants to launch high-speed rail in America.