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Feds give $11M for roads, rails

POSTED: August 21, 2012 9:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation says Georgia has $11 million in federal funding to spend on road and rail projects, but the money must be used by the end of the year.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the money announced Friday is part of $473 million nationwide being freed up by President Barack Obama.
The Georgia money comes from unspent earmark funds.
Georgia DOT Commissioner Keith Golden says the state will review transportation projects assigned by Congress from 2003 to 2006 to see what can be completed by Dec. 31.
The biggest project is $2.97 million for rail facilities near Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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