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Unformatted text preview: re to give time for the full legislation, approved Friday by Congress, to reach his desk. The president is expected to sign the full law in the
coming days. The bill allows more than $100 billion to be spent on highway, mass transit and other transportation programs during the next two years. Those projects would have expired Saturday.} Plan would come from allocated Recovery Act funds and transportation budget
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 servic...
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