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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Vision for High Speed Rail in America

  • "Investing in our infrastructure, and investing in our transportation pays big dividends."
  • "What we need is a smart transportation system equal to the needs of the 21st century, a system that reduces travel times and increases mobility, a system that reduces congestion and boosts productivity, a system that reduces destructive emissions and creates jobs...what we're talking about is a vision for high speed rail in America."
-President Barack Obama discussing the importance of a quality high speed rail system for America.

  • "Most other countries, that have addressed this issue, have adopted high speed rail as the next generation high capacity, fast link between their major cities."
  • "We need to assess what 21st century transport links we are going to need"
-Transport Secretary Lord Adonis as he speaks about the transportation issues facing the United Kingdom over the next several years.

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