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Obama Unveils High-Speed Railway Plan

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 16, 2009 @ 3:59 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 15 Comments

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Today President Barack Obama announced a “long overdue” plan to develop high speed rail lines [2] in the US. Obama [3] and his administration have identified 10 potential corridors for the new railways in California [2], the Gulf Coast, the Midwest and the Northeast. They have also pledged [4] $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 [3] with trains traveling up to 150 miles per hour.

Via Reuters [4]

Photo by Jim Young

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=24632

[2] high speed rail lines: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/11/californians-vote-yes-on-high-speed-train/

[3] in the US. Obama: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/27/europes-grass-lined-green-railways-good-urban-design/

[4] pledged: http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE53F4DJ20090416

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