February 26th, 2009
01:16 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama's first budget: Money for high-speed rail

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Money for high-speed rail links and an upgraded air-traffic control system is included in President Barack Obama's first annual budget, introduced Thursday.

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The following are some of the key transportation figures and proposals in the fiscal year 2010 budget:

– Funding for the Department of Transportation would increase by $2 billion, from $70.5 billion to $72.5 billion

– The Transportation Department would receive another $48.1 billion in the stimulus package, which is separate from the budget

– A five-year, $5 billion state grant program would boost high-speed rail. This money would come on top of the $8 billion already allocated to high-speed rail in the stimulus package. The administration envisions the creation of environmentally friendly "high-speed rail corridors across the country linking regional population centers."

– $800 million would go toward upgrading the air-traffic control system.

The government's fiscal year runs from October of one year through September of the next.

Related: Obama unveils budget blueprint

–CNN's Alan Silverleib contributed to this report.


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