Grants announced for development of high-speed rail connecting the Midwest

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | 10:18 a.m. CST; updated 11:25 a.m. CST, Thursday, January 28, 2010

ST. LOUIS — Train travel for Missouri residents will become faster after the Obama administration announced grants of $1.1 billion for development of a high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis and $31 million for upgrades between St. Louis and Kansas City.