“The projects are essential to creating and supporting jobs that deliver both economic and transportation benefits to the heart of our country. The goal of the projects is to improve on-time performance and the future ability of trains to move at much faster speeds than the track allows,” McCaskill wrote in letter to Secretary Ray Lahood, McCaskill. “I support the efforts of MoDOT and will work to see that the high-speed rail funding goes towards creating jobs, improving passenger rail and growing our economy.”
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