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High-Speed Rail Gets Congressional Scrutiny

Samuel Staley
December 19, 2011, 5:42pm

For an update on federal action on high-speed rail, C. Kenneth Orski summarizes recent events on Capitol Hill in Innovation Briefs and over at newgeography.com (14 December 2011). Ken provides some useful analysis on where the Obama Administration has "gone wrong" while also acknowledging that he personally believes intercity passenger rail has a place in the nation's transportation infrastructure and network.

The key problems and strategic policymaking failures [my words, not Orski's] Ken sees were:

Overall, a good round up of the current state of the federal program.


Samuel Staley is Research Fellow


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