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Obama boosts Amtrak funding

Northeast to get half of $1.3 billion grant

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated PressVice President Joe Biden pointed to (from left) Senators Frank Lautenberg, Jay Rockefeller, and John F. Kerry. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated PressVice President Joe Biden pointed to (from left) Senators Frank Lautenberg, Jay Rockefeller, and John F. Kerry. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / March 14, 2009

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WASHINGTON - New England travelers should benefit from faster, more frequent and safer train travel with an extra $1.3 billion pumped into the long-struggling Amtrak, half of it directed to the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, the Obama administration announced yesterday. (Full article: 873 words)

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