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LaHood: Peoria could get high-speed rail

(The following story by Terry Bibo appeared on the Peoria Journal Star website on August 19, 2010.)

PEORIA, Ill. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday that Peoria could be part of a high-speed rail system that will rival the nation’s interstates.

“This part of central Illinois can be connected to high-speed rail,” he said.

But where it took 50 years to establish and build those roads, he said, it will take half the time for rail.

“In 25 years, 85 percent of America will be connected by high-speed rail,” he predicted to a packed crowd at Peoria’s Rotary Club North. “That will be less time than it took to build the highway system, and it will cost about $500 billion.”

Friday, August 20, 2010

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