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Unformatted text preview: n to build the infrastructure needed to support a modern growing
economy, while helping make our cities more livable, improve the environment and reduce our dependence on
foreign oil,” said Joseph C. Szabo, Federal Railroad Administrator.) Plan would decrease emissions and congestion
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)
<This long term commitment builds on the $10.5 billion down payment the Obama Administration already devoted
to a national high-speed rail system – including $8 billion of Recovery Act funds and $2.5 billion from the 2010
budget. These investments are already paying economic dividends in places like Brunswick, Maine, where construction workers are laying
track that will provide the first rail service since the 1940s from Brunswick to Portland to Boston. Private dollars are also gravitating toward
Brunswick’s station neighborhood, as investors have financed a number of business...
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