The us must build a national high speed rail network

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Unformatted text preview: des to come. As a person who came to this country at age eleven not speaking a word of English, I truly believe that it is possible to achieve anything in our great country. We have the building blocks necessary for high speed rail to become a reality. Now let us work together and rise to the challenge of making true high speed rail a national priority .} HSR Solves congestion decreases – reduced flying and driving Cooper, Finance Staff Writer for International Herald tribune, 2011 (Michael, “Politics put an end to high-speed rail in U.S.; How Tea Party power and the financial crises snuffed out bullet trains”, Accessed: June 26, 2012, pg. 17; FAS) {In 2009, it had been the Obama administration that had pushed to bring high-speed rail to the United States. The vehicle was the $787 billion stimulus package, which, though it was originally sold as a public works program, devoted more money to tax cuts and aid to states than to infrastructure. With much of the construction money in the stimulus ending up paying for prosaic things like...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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