CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois is getting $268 million in federal money to pay for nearly 50 new passenger rail cars and seven locomotives that can travel at top speeds.
The funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation was announced Monday. It comes from $2 billion that Florida rejected earlier this week and it's in addition to $186 million that was announced last week for Illinois. That money is to pay for track improvements between Chicago and St. Louis.
The new rail cars and locomotives will replace Amtrak equipment. They will add capacity and improve reliability.
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