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Development of Nevada rail plan moves forward with public meeting – Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 1:50 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun

The Nevada Department of Transportation on Monday took its first step toward developing a state rail plan that, when completed, would make Nevada eligible for future federal railroad funding.

Development of state rail plan moves forward with public meeting – Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 1:50 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail

President Obama makes his case for high speed rail before the nation’s governors: We can’t afford not to | Naked Politics

Meeting with the nation’s governors today at the White House, President Barack Obama noted that his plans for high speed rail have “garnered controversy” in some states (see Florida: Rick Scott) which he attributed in some cases to “partisan politics.” (He didn’t name any names.)

But he argued that spending on infrastructure projects “hasn’t traditionally been a partisan issue.  Lincoln laid the rails during the course of a civil war. Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System.  Both parties have always believed that America should have the best of everything. We don’t have third-rate airports and third-rate bridges and third-rate highways.”

He said that new businesses are going to want the “fastest, most reliable way to move goods,” whether its Chicago or Shanghai. And he wants them to stay in the United States.

 

President Obama makes his case for high speed rail before the nation’s governors: We can’t afford not to | Naked Politics.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

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