3 this domination of oil in the transportation sector

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Unformatted text preview: the United States is for transportation, and oil fuels 96 percent of transportation needs.3 This domination of oil in the transportation sector is the result of its relatively low cost over most of history, and its convenience as a high-energy-density liquid that is easy to store and transport. It is the dependence of the transportation system on liquid fuel that makes oil so important in the U.S. economy. High speed rail is key to jobs and energy security – creates a new industry with new demands Kunz, president and CEO of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, 3/10/2011 (Andy, U.S. High-Speed Rail: Time to Hop Aboard or Be Left Behind, 3/10/2011, http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_high-speed_rail_time_to_hop_aboard_or_be_left_behind/2378/ , Access: 6/28/2012) AGI {Enhancing U.S. energy security is just one reason the country needs a state-of-the-art high-speed rail system, which by 2030 could transport millions of people each day between America’s cities. A national high-speed rail system would generate millions of jobs; help revive the country’s manufacturing sector by creating a new industry producing the trains, steel, and related components; alleviate pressure on a crumbling transportation infrastructure; and lessen the ever-worsening congestion on Ameri...
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