This is only one major reason why we need high speed rail. Now. Here in America. An end to our dependence on foreign oil (a savings in billions of dollars each year) and to our dependence on gas-guzzling cars and the furthering of massive pollution are other reasons. Then there are the tens of thousands of new and permanent jobs HSR would bring.
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