135 solvency us hsr benefits the manufacturing

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Unformatted text preview: iles of track in the Midwest—would create close to 58,000 permanent jobs and approximately 15,200 construction jobs during a 10-year development phase. The overall boost to the economy is estimated at $23 billion.36 Building this better passenger rail network would create more jobs than if the same amount of money were spent on highway construction.37 Solvency: Funding Key to Manufacturing Sustained federal funding for HRS creates a vibrant manufacturing base followed by substantial investment from other firms in the future Ridlington & Kerth et al, policy analysts w/ the Frontier Group, environmental think tank in affiliation with the Public Interest Network, Fall 2010 [Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group – Elizabeth & Rob, Brian Imus & Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation “Connecting the Midwest, - How a Faster Passenger Rail Network Could Speed Travel and Boost the Economy,” Accessed 6/1/12] SM Construction of high-speed rail repre- sents a golden opportunity to rebuild the Midwest’s manufacturing base. By estab- lishin...
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