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High-speed rail buzz overpowers daily chug of freight trains

(Source: National Public Radio, February 16, 2013)

NEW YORK — From the steam engine to visions of a national high-speed rail system, railroads have made their mark on American culture. In his first term, President Obama promised to create a national system of high-speed rail, though he was scarcely the first politician to have done so. The January 2010 stimulus bill allocated $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, but Congress rejected federal funding for it.

Full story and audio: National Public Radio

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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