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Feds will give Amtrak’s Acela a $4.5 Million PER-SECOND upgrade

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Kells Hetherington
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The Department of Transportation announced Monday that the government will spend $450 million upgrading a 24-mile stretch of rail between Trenton and Brunswick, New Jersey, on the busy Northeast Corridor to allow Amtrak’s signature Acela trains to reach 160 miles-per-hour.

The speed-limit increase would save about one minute and forty seconds, Bloomberg reports — meaning the upgrade will cost about $4.5 million per-second.

An additional $295 million will be spent to separate Amtrak trains from Long Island Rail Road trains in Queens — to speed travel times north from Manhattan.

Full story: Feds Will Give Amtrak’s Acela A $4.5 Million PER-SECOND Upgrade.

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  • JAY

    $450 million so 1/1000 of 1% of the people going to NYC can get there 1 minute faster.  Your tax dollars at work.

  • JAY

    $450 million so 1/1000 of 1% of the people going to NYC can get there 1 minute faster.  Your tax dollars at work.

  • Drahcir

    450M for a 1m40s savings? Are they going to use US steel, oh wait the steel jobs went over seas.Are they going to use US citzens, oh wait the latino groups would get upset. Well just who does the Democratics think will do the work? Could the funds be used for Anything else, the Democratics say No.