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Unformatted text preview: e since the 1940s from Brunswick to Portland to Boston. Private dollars are also gravitating toward
Brunswick’s station neighborhood, as investors have financed a number of businesses and residential condos, a new movie theatre, a new 60
room hotel, and a 21st century health clinic. Similar high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects across the country will create jobs not only in our manufacturing sector, but also in the small businesses that open near modernized train
stations. They will connect large metropolitan communities and economies through a safe, convenient, and reliable
transportation alternative. They will ease congestion on our roads and at our airports. And they will reduce our
reliance on oil as well as our carbon emissions.> Plan Creates Job – Solves the Economy
Plan creates jobs for the long term
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(Albio, The Hill-blog of Congress, http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/149263-making-highspeed-rail-a-national-priority; DKE)
[With dedicated funding, true high speed rail can become a reality and economic and environmental benefits can be
realized. Constructing high speed rail will create new jobs and sustain long-term employment . New rail stations will
spur economic development in the surrounding areas and promote livable communities. High speed rail also
presents an opportunity to decrease our dependence on foreign oil.] Hig...
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