ARLINGTON, Va. — The Federal Railroad Administration is currently evaluating options states could use to build high-speed rail, including ways to encourage multi-state projects, deputy administrator Karen Rae said in an interview yesterday.

While the agency is mum on whether bond issuance would be part of the equation, Rae did reveal yesterday following her remarks at the American Public Transportation Association’s international high-speed rail meeting that California voters’ approval of almost $10 billion of high-speed rail bonds improved the state’s application for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act high-speed rail grant funding.

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