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Unformatted text preview: ;"In America, we pride ourselves on dreaming big and building big," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
"This historic investment in America’s high-speed rail network keeps us on track toward economic opportunity and
competitiveness in the 21st century. It’s an investment in tomorrow that will create manufacturing, construction, and
operations jobs today.”> Plan would increase jobs for manufacturing sector and small businesses
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 pr...
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