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Unformatted text preview: ntally and economically unsustainable.) Plan would decrease emissions and congestion Office of the vice president, February 08, 2011 (press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/08/vice-president-biden-announces-six-yearplan-build-national-high-speed-r; DKE) <This long term commitment builds on the $10.5 billion down payment the Obama Administration already devoted to a national high-speed rail system – including $8 billion of Recovery Act funds and $2.5 billion from the 2010 budget. These investments are already paying economic dividends in places like Brunswick, Maine, where construction workers are laying track that will provide the first rail service since the 1940s from Brunswick to Portland to Boston. Private dollars are also gravitating toward Brunswick’s station neighborhood, as investors have financed a number of businesses and residential condos, a new movie theatre, a new 60 room hotel, and a 21st century health clinic. Similar high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects across the country will create jobs not only in our manufacturing sector, but...
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