On high speed rail, Obama means business

Bowen, Douglas John; Vantuono, William C.
May 2009
Railway Age;May2009, Vol. 210 Issue 5, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the long-term strategic plan launched by President Barack Obama to promote the development of U.S. high speed rail systems. The plan would include an $8 billion initial funding provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, complemented by $1 billion annually for five years in budget appropriations. Some of the rail routes identified by Obama, vice president Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, as capable of 110 miles per hour speeds include California Corridor and South Central Corridor.


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