MGW12 HSR Aff

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Unformatted text preview: repaving roads, the administration decided to make sure that some of it would leave a lasting legacy: They devoted $8 billion for rail and high-speed rail. To the Obama administration, the benefits seemed obvious. The money offered a chance to put people to work designing and building railroads. High-speed trains would lure riders who would otherwise drive or fly, reducing congestion, pollution and the country's dependence on foreign oil. And simply building new futuristic trains zipping around at more than 150 miles an hour would be an accomplishment in itself, one that could lift the spirits of a recession-battered nation.} A national high-speed rail network is key to alleviate congestion in highways and airports that devastate the economy causing a loss of billions of dollars Kunz, president and CEO of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, a trade group that focuses on advancing a national network, March 10, 2011 [Andy, “U.S. High Speed Rail: Time to Hop Aboard or Be Left Behind,” http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_high-speed_rail_time_to_hop_aboar...
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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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