U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said this morning that federal officials would soon announce a grant that could help bring high-speed rail to North Carolina.
"You all are going to be in the high-speed rail business," LaHood said, drawing applause from a crowd of transportation and other regional leaders gathered at the Knight Theater in uptown.
LaHood said the money could be available because the federal government will reallocate $1.2 billion for high-speed rail projects that had been slated to go to Wisconsin and Ohio. The governors-elect in those states have said they would scrap planned rail projects.
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