The $2 billion allocated for the region - Virginia, Maryland and mid-Atlantic states, which is part of the stimulus funds. However, Virginia didn't get the $1.8 billion it requested for the 19 high-speed rail projects from Petersburg to DC. $620 million slated for upgrading 480 miles of track in the Southeast corridor from Charlotte - Raleigh - Richmond - Washington DC. Maryland and DC gets the $1.2 billion for development along Northeast corridor, from DC to Boston.
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--image: bullet train Shinkansen 500, Japan