Unformatted text preview: ing railroads. High-speed trains would lure riders who would otherwise drive or fly, reducing congestion, pollution and
the country's dependence on foreign oil. And simply building new futuristic trains zipping around at more than 150 miles an hour would
be an accomplishment in itself, one that could lift the spirits of a recession-battered nation.} HSR provides affordable alt to high gas prices
March, Transportation correspondent for Star news, June 30, 2012
(Julian, star News, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20120630/ARTICLES/120629624/-1/sports01?
[At the transportation meeting, the board passed a resolution that commended the service for providing an affordable
alternate means of transportation to fight high gas prices. It also stated the Thruway bus service could help develop interest in the
future expansion of rail service in the region.] Plan would increase jobs for manufacturing sector and small businesses
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 d...
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