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Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Washington-bound Acela train. Flickr photo by Night Owl City.

Washington-bound Acela train. Flickr photo by Night Owl City.

From NPR:

Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated for rail at one time.

In addition, NPR reports, Obama is expected to seek an additional $1 billion for high-speed rail in his outline for the 2010 budget later this week.

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