Freight Railroads Received More than $600 Million During Obama Administration, McClatchy Reports

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While President Obama has made high-speed passenger rail a priority, freight railroads have “been the quiet recipient of more than $600 million in federal investment” during the Obama administration, McClatchy reported.

This is despite an advertising campaign telling the American public the railroad is investing in its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.”

This funding, which does not include dollars given by the states, includes funding for the Crescent Corridor and the National Gateway, according to the report.