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Via: WRAL.com

North Carolina will get $545 million in federal stimulus for regional passenger trains.

The White House said Thursday that $520 million will pay for dozens of projects to upgrade tracks, increase top train speeds to 90 mph and double the number of round trips between the state’s two largest cities
About $25 million will go toward rail improvements from Raleigh to Richmond, Va.

Another $75 million would be used for improvements in Virginia to expand the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor from Washington to Atlanta and beyond.

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