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LaHood talks up high-speed links in NW Indiana stop

(The Associated Press circulated the following on February 25, 2011.)

HESTERTON, Ind. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says 80 percent of the country would be served by high-speed rail service once a national network of lines is complete.

LaHood spoke Thursday at a luncheon of rail interests in the northwest Indiana city of Chesterton. He says high-speed rail could help bring public transit to areas that do not have access to airports or other means of public transportation.

He compares high-speed rail today to where the interstate highway system was 50 years ago. After half a century, the dream of a national network of interstate highways has become a reality.

The full story appears on the Chicago Tribune website.

Friday, February 25, 2011

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