Travel Projects Get a Tax-Funded Boost

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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.
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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.
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The Black Course at Bethpage State Park, N.Y., began as a WPA project and will host the US Open again this summer.
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