Missouri to get billions in grants for rail improvements

Friday, January 29, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 8:25 a.m. CST, Friday, January 29, 2010

ST. LOUIS  — Train travel for Missouri residents will get 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.