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Faster rail service is coming to America, slowly

(Source: The Atlantic, December 12, 2016)

NEW YORK — There’s a long and distinguished conservative tradition of hating on passenger rail projects, mainly because of the massive federal expenses they tend to incur. Republicans vigorously fought President Obama’s $8 billion pledge to power high-speed intra-city lines back in 2009 (alongside Vice President “Amtrak Joe” Biden, of course), and blocked his plans to fund road, bridge, and rail projects with a $478 billion infrastructure bill in 2015.

Full story: www.citylab.com

Monday, December 12, 2016

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