Inside Obama's Plan To Spend $8 Billion On High-Speed Rail


January 28, 2010 at 04:03 PM

JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer

"WASHINGTON - High-speed rail projects in California, Florida and Illinois are among the big winners of $8 billion in grants announced Thursday by the White House -- the start of what some Democrats tout as a national rail-building program that could rival the interstate highways begun in the Eisenhower era.

President Barack Obama announced the awards during a town hall meeting in Tampa, Fla. -- a follow-up to Wednesday's State of the Union address that focused on... "

it's great for there to finally be some good news coming from the states initiated by Obama!
I have wondered why we never got started with this during the first big energy crisis back with Jimmy Carter?? Probably the auto companies were much more powerful than they are now and lobbied against any kind of mass transit where we wouldnt be dependent of these monster called autos!


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