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High-speed rail group lobbies for changes

(The Indianapolis Star published the following article on January 27.)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The Indiana High Speed Rail Association joined 54 other advocacy groups throughout the nation in endorsing the American Passenger Rail Agreement, which advocates the development and preservation of an interconnected passenger rail system.

The agreement calls on Congress and the Bush administration to provide passenger rail with funding, policy development and oversight comparable to that given to highway, civil aviation, transit and waterway programs.

"We are committed to educating members of Congress and the administration on the importance of passenger rail to our national transportation system, and to seeing a revitalized, efficient, modern passenger rail system realized," said Dennis Hodges, executive director of the high-speed rail group.

The agreement signed in Chicago also urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop, fund and oversee a new federal railroad-development policy.

It also urges Congress to provide full funding for Amtrak while a more advanced passenger rail system is being designed.

Monday, January 27, 2003

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