Six-year high speed plan announced

March 2011
Railway Gazette International;Mar2011, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that on February 8, 2011, U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced a 53 billion dollar program to improve inter-city rail throughout the country over a six-year period, and that John L. Mica, chairman of the Transportation Committee, has accused the federal government of squandering taxpayers' money, claiming that the routes proposed do not cover the Northeast Corridor, reputedly the nation's most congested area.


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