What states get in the $1.4B federal rail funding

There are 70 projects in 35 states and D.C.
A pair of Keolis employees survey the damage to a Commuter Rail train abutment which was washed out under a span of the tracks Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, in Leominster, Mass. after more than 9 inches of rain fell in the town overnight. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

The Biden administration unveiled 70 rail safety and restoration projects around the country that will receive more than $1.4 billion in funding.

The majority of the projects across 35 states support freight rail safety and supply chains, an issue spotlighted by the February train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. But the plans also include several passenger rail projects, such as $178 million to restore Amtrak service between Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, where it hasn’t been available since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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