Friday, February 13, 2009

Details of the Stimulus Package - Money Appropriated for High-Speed Trains and Amtrak Improvement

Article in the Washington Post today titled "Sifting Through Details of the Deal" talks about the economic stimulus package passed by Congress. A line worth noting: "In a victory for rail advocates, the bill includes $9.3 billion to develop high-speed trains and to improve Amtrak."

This is good news, I'm happy to see spending for high speed rail made the cut in the final bill. Spending for rail provides a short term job creation boost with long term benefits to the economy as improved rail service helps commuters and business alike.


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