U.S. OKs $196M for high-speed Chicago-Detroit rail

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved $196.5 million for part of a high-speed Amtrak passenger rail link between Chicago and Detroit, U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow from Michigan said Wednesday.

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Task force endorses regional taxes for mass transit

After 30 years of government
studies of a regional transportation system, a private-sector group on Wednesday is set to unveil its own
plan that includes commuter rail and toll lanes added to congested interstate highways.

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