As a long time amtrak rider and advocate i understand

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Unformatted text preview: 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 also in the small businesses that open near modernized train stations. They will connect large metropolitan communities and economies through a safe, convenient, and reliable transportation alternative. They will ease congestion on our roads and at our airports. And they will reduce our reliance on oil as well as our carbon emissions.> Solvency: Generic Congestion High Speed Rail decreases traffic congestion Longman, senior fellow at the New American Foundation, 2/22/2011 (Phillip, Back on Tracks, 2/22/2011, http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2009/0901.longman.html, Access: 7/1/2012) AGI {Looking for a way out of this dilemma, Virginia transportation officials have settled on an innovative solution: use state money to get freight off the highway and onto rails. As it happens, running paralle...
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