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Unformatted text preview: re serious security challenges in the post 9/11 age than rail travel does. Lack of high speed rail links from the center of one city to another also boosts costly congestion on freeways and at airports. In Europe, in contrast, high-speed trains left the station decades ago. In the 30 years since France launched its first TGV – le Train Grande Vitesse – America has seen its rail service shrivel, especially for passenger traffic. But that picture, apparently, is about to change. The impetus behind the White House announcement is partly economic, partly environmental, but also emphatically political, given the massive jobs potential in areas such as track-laying, manufacturing, planning and engineering. “Through the Recovery Act, we are making the largest investment in infrastructure since the interstate highway system was created [under president Dwight D Eisenhower], putting Americans back to work rebuilding our roads, bridges and waterways for the future,” President Obama said. To generate th...
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