Although public funds will be used to cover much of

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Unformatted text preview: ially since it would bring many other public benefits, from reduced highway accidents and lower repair costs to enormous improvements in fuel efficiency and pollution reduction. Today, a single train can move as many containers as 280 trucks while using one-third as much energy—and that’s before any improvements to rail infrastructure.} Solvency: US HSR Solves Airport Congestion High Speed Rail is energy efficient = decreases emissions and congestion Sires, Representative of the House, 11 (Albio, The Hill-blog of Congress, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/149263-making-highspeed-rail-a-national-priority; DKE) {High speed rail is an energy efficient mode of transportation that will protect our environment and improve our nation’s health. Through rail, our nation’s carbon footprint will be reduced and this mode of transportation will act as an alternative to congested highways and aviation systems. Maintaining, and not only building high speed rail, is essential to its success. Finding a source of stable funding is necessary, and at this early stage, we should be open to all ideas. The Obama Administration has already begun efforts to build high...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas.

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