Travel Projects Get a Tax-Funded Boost

Federal funds will be used for California's ambitious 800-mile high speed line, which is already in motion and will connect San Diego to Sacramento.
— Courtesy California High Speed Rail Authority
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At Dulles, D.C.'s biggest airport, a new 23-mile rail line is being built with the help of federal money.
— Courtesy Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project
The proposed Hudson World Bridge would be the marquee attraction on a dramatically revamped waterfront, and a symbol of New York City regaining its edge as a world leader in design.
— Courtesy Martin Newton / Eytan Kaufman
The Hudson World Bridge has two particularly exciting features: a Green Park, where people could stroll with amazing views, and, hanging above it, the capsule-shaped Cloud, an exhibition space.
— Courtesy Martin Newton / Eytan Kaufman
The exterior of the Roswell Museum and Art Center in New Mexico, circa 1937.
— Courtesy Roswell Museum and Art Center
The interior of the original WPA-built adobe Roswell Museum, now just one branch of an expanded arts center that showcases works by Georgia O'Keeffe and other southwestern talents.
— Courtesy Roswell Museum and Art Center
There are no are white lines on the sides of the Blue Ridge Parkway to retain the rural feel.
— David Muench/Corbis
Installing seating and a stage, WPA workers installed seating and a stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado, which has hosted everyone from The Beatles to John Denver to U2 to John Tesh.
— Courtesy Red Rocks Amphitheatre
A pair of 300-foot-high sandstone monoliths at Red Rocks Amphitheatre not only provide ideal acoustics, but a dramatic, one-of-a-kind backdrop to boot.
— Courtesy Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Timberline Lodge sits 6,000 feet above sea level—which sounds high, until you realize it's only midway up the slope of 11,245-foot Mount Hood, Oregon.
— Courtesy Timberline Lodge
Seventy-room Timberline Lodge has dramatic views of snowcapped Mount Hood.
— Courtesy Timberline Lodge
Depression-era workers built and improved numerous Grand Canyon trails, including Bright Angel, and Colorado River trails.
— Robert Glusic/Corbis
The Black Course at Bethpage State Park, N.Y., began as a WPA project and will host the US Open again this summer.
— Gary Newkirk/Corbis

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