The $2 billion that Florida turned down to build high-speed rail service is now going to Amtrak and rail projects in 15 states, according to USA Today
Most of the money -- almost $800 million -- will be used to increase speeds from 135 mph to 160 mph on heavily used tracks in the Northeast U.S.
Another $404 million will be used to expand high-speed rail in the midwest between Chicago and Detroit, which is expected to save passengers 30 minutes in travel time.
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