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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 16, 2009 @ 3:59 pm In Green Transportation | 15 Comments
Today President Barack Obama announced a “long overdue” plan to develop high speed rail lines  in the US. Obama  and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in California , the Gulf Coast, the Midwest and the Northeast. They have also pledged  $8 billion in economic stimulus for the initiative through 2012. While states and local governments will play a huge role in developing these lines, the initiative set forth by the government will help ensure success up to 600 miles of high speed rail lines  with trains traveling up to 150 miles per hour.
Via Reuters 
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