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using a combination of approaches, from leveraging federal dollars to harness private capital to accurately pricing
gasoline and the use of highways. ) Internal: Jobs/Energy Security
High Speed Rail solves competitiveness – economic opportunity
Office of the vice president, February 08, 2011
(press release, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/08/vice-president-biden-announces-six-yearplan-build-national-high-speed-r; DKE)
<"In America, we pride ourselves on dreaming big and building big," said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
"This historic investment in America’s high-speed rail network keeps us on track toward economic opportunity and
competitiveness in the 21st century. It’s an investment in tomorrow that will create manufacturing, construction, and
operations jobs today.”> A national high-speed rail network is key to sustained US economic competitiveness; costs
of development will decrease over time
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 Spee...
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