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Unformatted text preview: 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.> HSR emissions decreases – reduced flying and driving Cooper, Finance Staff Writer for International Herald tribune, 2011 (Michael, “Politics put an end to high-speed rail in U.S.; How Tea Party power and the financial crises snuffed out bullet trains”, Accessed: June 26, 2012, pg. 17; FAS) {In 2009, it had been the Obama administration that had pushed to bring high-speed rail to the United States. The vehicle was the $787 billion stimulus package, which, though it was originally sold as a public works program, devoted more money to tax cuts and aid to states than to infrastructure. With much of the construction money in the stimulus ending up paying for prosaic things like repaving roads, the administration decided to make sure that some of it...
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