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This is Amtrak’s new dream map after Biden’s infrastructure push

(Source: CNN, April 5, 2021)

ATLANTA — President Biden, sometimes called "Amtrak Joe" for his train enthusiasm, appears to be living up to the name. The $2 trillion infrastructure plan Biden released this week calls for $80 billion to improve American train service. Rail experts say it's the biggest commitment to rail travel in more than a generation and will revitalize a transportation mode that's long lacked the public investment that road and air travel receive. They say that a lack of consistent public funding has long hobbled American rail service.

Full story: CNN.com

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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