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Unformatted text preview: h Speed Rail construction 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 work for tens of thousands more Americans. Vice President Biden cited those jobs when he and President Obama announced $8 billion in federal grants for high-speed rail this year in Tampa, Fla. "How can we, the leading nation in the world, be in a position where China, Spain, France - and name all the other countries - have rail systems that are far superior to ours?" After noting how high-speed trains would reduce congestion, cut pollution, and increase productivity, Biden said: "Most import...
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