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Kunz, president and CEO of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, a trade group that focuses on advancing a
national network, March 10, 2011 [Andy, “U.S. High Speed Rail: Time to Hop Aboard or Be Left Behind,”
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_high-speed_rail_time_to_hop_aboard_or_be_left_behind/2378/, Accessed 6/1/12]
Enhancing U.S. energy security is just one reason the country needs a state-of-the-art high-speed rail system, which by
2030 could transport millions of people each day between America’s cities. A national high-speed rail system would generate
millions of jobs; help revive the country’s manufacturing sector by creating a new industry producing the
trains, steel, and related components; alleviate pressure on a crumbling transportation infrastructure; and
lessen the ever-worsening congestion on America’s highways and at its airports, where delays cause an
estimated $156 billion in losses to the U.S. economy annually....
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