MGW12 HSR Aff

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Unformatted text preview: industry, beyond employing more than tens of thousands of people, paid out close to $7 billion to purchase parts and equip- ment.35 A revived passenger rail industry in the Midwest would need to purchase glass, seats, and other components from other firms, creating a new outlet and source of revenue for other industries. A high-speed rail system could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Building a Midwestern rail system according to a plan articulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation—which calls for 2,250 miles of track in the Midwest—would create close to 58,000 permanent jobs and approximately 15,200 construction jobs during a 10-year development phase. The overall boost to the economy is estimated at $23 billion.36 Building this better passenger rail network would create more jobs than if the same amount of money were spent on highway construction.37 Internal: Funding Key 2 Manufacturing Sustained federal funding for HRS creates a vibrant manufacturing base followed by substantial investment...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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