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Amtrak touts international peer review of high-speed rail plans

(The following appeared on The Hill website on June 13, 2011.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national passenger rail service, better known as Amtrak, said Monday that rail companies in Europe and Japan said its plans to build high-speed railways in the Northeast were sound.

The foreign opinions, which Amtrak dubbed an "international peer review," comes as Republicans in the House are pushing to plan to privatize rail service in the Northeast.

Full story: www.thehill.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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