Will Biden fund a high speed train from Boston to NYC? Northeast lawmakers are lobbying

“We’re going to fight for it,” said U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. “We’re going to be fighting first for the American Jobs Plan and second for the investment in the Northeast that is necessary for high speed rail.” DeLauro, D-3, said her staff was actively working with groups that advocate for more rail investment for the Northeast Corridor “to ensure these federal dollars make it to Connecticut and fund high-speed rail projects across New England.” Asked whether Biden intends for his infrastructure package to fund high-speed rail projects like the one proposed for New England, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House and Transportation Department are considering how it could be done. Prodding the conversation in the Northeast is a group of urban and transportation design experts, civic and business leaders that has coalesced around one vision they’re calling the North Atlantic Rail initiative. The whole thing would take 20 years and $105 billion to accomplish, the project’s advocates say. And they’re seeking authorization for a new federal-state partnership to run it all: the North Atlantic Rail Corporation.


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