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Unformatted text preview: nificantly reduced their dependence on imported oil, created tens of millions of new jobs, and
saved their countries trillions of dollars by vastly improving the productivity of their economies thanks to a lowcarbon transportation sector that moves people and goods at speeds that could one day hit 300 miles per hour, or
more.} High Speed Rail rejuvenates Midwest manufacturing base – huge boost to overall economy
Ridlington & Kerth et al, policy analysts w/ the Frontier Group, environmental think tank in affiliation with
the Public Interest Network, Fall 2010 [Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group – Elizabeth & Rob, Brian Imus
& Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation “Connecting the Midwest, - How a Faster Passenger Rail Network Could
Speed Travel and Boost the Economy,” Accessed 6/1/12] SM
Building a high-speed rail network will also boost the economy by creating con- struction, manufacturing and
operations jobs. The Midwest is well positioned to see growth in rail-related manufacturing capacity. The region
already has a well-estab- lished rail...
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