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Unformatted text preview: th a long-term sustainable financing. The commuter rail system can have the same capacity as metro systems and still have the scope for running long-distance trains in the same rail network at a much reduced cost .] Inherency US Funding Blocked Now The transportation bill did not include funding for high speed rail The Sacramento Bee, 6-29-2012 (Congress moving to pass transportation bill, June 29, 2012, http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/06/congress-moving-to-passtransportation-bill.html, June 29, 2012;FAS) (Politically, the 27-month, $120 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill is an achievement for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, the chair of the Senate Public Works Committee. Formally, it's called the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, or MAP-21. The bill does not include funding for high-speed rail, but neither does it include language championed by Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, in the original House effort that would have specifically blocked federal dollars from going toward Califor...
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