As we watch states change course after the 2010

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Unformatted text preview: lding high-speed rail.36 The route from Los Angeles to San Fran- cisco—currently the second most popular airplane travel route in the nation—also calls out for a high-speed rail line. Between December 2008 and November 2009, 2.8 million passengers flew between LA and San Francisco; in the same period, one out of every four flights from LA to SF was late, with an average delay of one hour, making it one of the most delay-prone routes in the nation.37 As in New York City, there are nearly 200 daily flights between LA area airports and the San Francisco Bay area, containing a ready-made ridership that could ease congestion at the airports.38 States will say no – Ohio & Wisconsin prove states won’t accept financial liability Utt, Ph. D. & Herbert and Joyce Morgan Senior Research Fellow in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, February 11, 2011 [The Heritage Foundation - Ronald, “Time to End Obama’s Costly High Speed Rail Program,” %20Topic/HSR%20Neg/Time%20to%20End%20the%20Costly %20High%20Speed%20Rail%20Program.webarchive, Accessed 6/8/12] SM At the same time, as citizens of states receiving the money began to inspect the Obama plan’s cost estimates, travel benefits, and long-term subsidy obligations more closely, support...
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