Americans Subsidise Trains California

Americans Subsidise Trains California

July 7, 2012

Amtrak Subsidies 24 cents per mile with tax payers dollars
California OKs funding for high-speed rail line
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California lawmakers approved billions of dollars Friday in construction financing for the initial segment of the nation’s first dedicated high-speed rail line connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The move marked a major political victory for Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and the Obama administration. Both have promoted bullet trains as job generators and clean transportation alternatives.

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“No economy can grow faster than its transportation network allows,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement applauding the legislative vote. “With highways between California cities congested and airspace at a premium, Californians desperately need an alternative.”

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