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Unformatted text preview: o send more Acela trains into Manhattan, Biden said the Administration was proposing the largest rail investment since Abraham Lincoln began the intercontinental railroad - and promised a similar impact. "If we don't seize this future, how will America ever have the opportunity to lead the world in the 21st century ?" Biden asked.} 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 America’s highways and at its airports...
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