The midwest is well positioned to see growth in rail

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Unformatted text preview: 50 miles per hour while the likes of Governor Scott are stuck in a traffic jam on an interstate, watching the trains whiz past. Internal: Employment Scenario – Manufacturing Base High Speed Rail rejuvenates the Midwest manufacturing base – huge boost to 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 railroad equipment manufacturing industry. Those manufacturers are focused on the production of diesel locomotives and freight cars because, currently, almost all demand for rail equipment i...
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