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(press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/08/vice-president-biden-announces-six-yearplan-build-national-high-speed-r; DKE)
<Philadelphia, PA - Vice President Joe Biden today announced a comprehensive plan that will help the nation reach President Obama’s goal of
giving 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years, as outlined in his State of the Union address. The proposal will place
high-speed rail on equal footing with other surface transportation programs and revitalize America’s domestic rail
manufacturing industry by dedicating $53 billion over six years to continue construction of a national high-speed and
intercity passenger rail network. As a part of President Obama’s commitment to winning the future by rebuilding America’s roadways,
railways and runways, the plan will lay a new foundation for the nation’s economic opportunity, job creation, and competitiveness.> Plan would increase jobs for manufacturing sector and small businesses
Office of the vice president, February 08, 2011
(press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/...
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