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transportation alternative. They will ease congestion on our roads and at our airports. And they will reduce our
reliance on oil as well as our carbon emissions.> HSR Key to job creation – manufacturing operations
Office of the vice president, February 08, 2011
(press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/08/vice-president-biden-announces-six-yearplan-build-national-high-speed-r; DKE)
[By clarifying the long-term federal role in passenger rail, this six-year program will provide states and cities with the
certainty they need to make long-term transportation plans for their communities. It will provide businesses the
confidence they need to hire American workers. Strong Buy American requirements will create tens of thousands of middle-class jobs in construction, manufacturing, and rail operations. And the proposal will open the door to new
public-private partnerships, and attract significant private investment in developing and operating passenger rail
corridors.] High Speed Rail benefits manufacturing industry – economic opportunity
Office of t...
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