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Unformatted text preview: locations have had, and advocate for funding mecha- nisms that will
allow their states to weigh costs and benefits evenhandedly. Funding could come from a variety of sources, including a national
infrastructure bank, “value capture” mechanisms to share windfalls from increased land values near rail stations,
revenues from cap-and-trade programs for carbon dioxide emissions, air- port surcharges, or an enhanced highway trust fund augmented through higher fuel taxes or vehicle mileage fees. Solvency: National Standards/Investment
federal government is key to create national standards for high-speed rail infrastructure
through significant investment
Ridlington & Kerth et al, policy analysts with the Frontier Group, environmental think take in affiliation with
the Public Interest Network, Fall 2010 [Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group – Elizabeth & Rob, Brian Imus
[Illinois PIRG Education Fund & Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation “Connecting the Midwest, - How a Faster
Passenger Rail Network Could Speed Travel and Boost the Economy,...
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