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Vancouver Amtrak Cascades - Regional high speed rail funds have arrived

n January of 2010, local rail advocates rejoiced at learning Washington had been awarded $590 million in federal economic stimulus funding for high-speed rail.

However, the money never actually materialized until this week.

A budget showdown 2,800 miles away on Capitol Hill may have played a role in freeing up the dollars that had been held up for more than a year. Read the whole article here: