NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Members of the United States Army
and the Amtrak
police patrol as Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
speaks to the media regarding national high-speed rail service on May 9, 2011 at Penn Station in New York
City. Secretary LaHood announced that the U.S. government has awarded $795 million to increase rail speeds between Boston
and Washington. This money is the largest share of the more than $2 billion in high-speed rail-grants that the state of Florida
rejected in February. Amtrak, which won $450 million, will use the money to increase rider capacity and to improve travel times between Philadelphia
and New York.