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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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