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Unformatted text preview: ent is putting construction crews to work upgrading infrastructure for high speed rail service
from Chicago-to-St. Louis. Congress has maintained a commitment to high speed and intercity rail for over a decade. This
amendment will continue that commitment and allow more communities in Illinois to benefit from faster, more reliable passenger rail service. I am grateful for the bipartisan support this modest investment received today and thank Senators Lautenberg,
Feinstein and Landrieu for their efforts."] High Speed Rail construction and infrastructure creates jobs
Nussbaum,staff writer for Philadelphia enquirer, 2010 (Paul, Foreign firms see profits in U.S. high-speed rail,
August 10, 2010, Lexis Nexis, July 3, 2012, pg 1-2; FAS)
(But, since U.S. law requires that the trains be built in the United States by American workers, foreign-owned train
factories could mean thousands of jobs and billions of dollars for U.S. locales. And the construction of bridges,
tunnels, and stations around the country could mean...
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