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California, Virginia railway projects boost Obama transit push

(Source: The Hill, July 9, 2012)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supporters of President Obama’s push to build more railways in the United States are hoping that a pair of high-profile approvals will help get the president’s beleaguered rail effort back on track.

After a string of setbacks for Obama-backed rail proposals since the 2010 elections, lawmakers in California and local officials in Northern Virginia last week gave the green light to controversial railways identified by the Obama administration as critical transportation projects.

Full story: The Hill

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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