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Northeast Corridor gains key ally for high-speed rail

HARTFORD, Conn. — A key Republican congressman voiced strong support Friday for the region's high-speed rail aspirations, saying the northeast corridor can be a "success story" that will encourage rail across the nation.

Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania, the new chairman of the subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, acknowledged that some of his GOP colleagues are skeptical of spending federal money on high-speed rail. But he pledged to fight for the project, saying he believes it's good for the country and could be profitable.

The full story, from the Associated Press, appears at ABCnews.com.

Monday, January 31, 2011

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