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Unformatted text preview: larifying the long-term federal role in passenger rail, this six-year program will provide states and cities with the
certainty they need to make long-term transportation plans for their communities. It will provide businesses the
confidence they need to hire American workers. Strong Buy American requirements will create tens of thousands of
middle-class jobs in construction, manufacturing, and rail operations. And the proposal will open the door to new
public-private partnerships, and attract significant private investment in developing and operating passenger rail
corridors.] Plan creates jobs for the long term
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(Albio, The Hill-blog of Congress, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/149263-making-highspeed-rail-a-national-priority; DKE)
[With dedicated funding, true high speed rail can become a reality and economic and environmental benefits can be
realized. Constructing high speed rail will create new jobs and sustain long-term employment . New rail stations will
spur economic development in the surrounding areas and promote livable communities. High speed rail also
presents an opportunit...
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