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State Transportation Board Awaits Federal Funding For Regional Rail Project

Posted February 24, 2004

— Some members of the state Board of Transportation want to take another look at funding for a proposed

regional rail system

.

The federal government has pledged $20 million for the Triangle Transit Authority plan, which is less than a third of the agency's request for a down payment. The state has already put up $71 million.

State Transportation Board member Stan White said waiting on federal money is a gamble. He said there needs to be a back-up plan.

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