Monday, April 05, 2010

U.S. DOT chief reaffirms passenger rail support

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On a visit Friday to Amtrak’s Beech Grove, Ind., shops, where $32 million in stimulus funding has created 108 jobs repairing passenger railcars, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reaffirmed the Obama Administration’s dedication to creating a new era of fast intercity passenger trains.

LaHood told the assembled workers:

“We don’t know where all the lines are going to go. We don’t know where all the money's going to come from. But the president and his vision and the vice president and his vision for the high speed rail in America is really the opportunity for you to continue to have good work here to make sure we have the equipment so we can implement this program for America.”