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High-speed train system has a long way to go

(The following appeared on the USA Today website on February 15, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration is proceeding at full speed with plans to create a national high-speed rail system, proposing billions in next year's budget to help lay the groundwork. But political opposition and hefty costs could mean the ambitious program goes nowhere fast.

President Obama's 2012 budget unveiled Monday includes $8 billion for high-speed rail next year, part of a planned $53 billion investment in enhanced train service over six years.

The full story appears at www.usatoday.com.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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