U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood (C) takes a question during a news conference at New York's Penn Station

 
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood (C) takes a question during a news conference at New York
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (C) takes a question during a news conference at New York's Penn Station May 9, 2011, as New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (L) and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg (R) look on. Amtrak and 15 states will share $2 billion in U.S. grant money aimed at developing high speed rail in the heavily traveled Northeast, California and the Midwest, the Obama administration said on Monday. The money, which comes from rail funds rejected by Florida, will go to ongoing and new construction projects and to buy locomotives and rail cars. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT POLITICS)