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Transportation Secretary fields questions on high speed rail

December 11, 2012

Written By Sean Jeans Gail

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood partnered with the Atlantic Cities blog to answer readers' questions about America's transportation challengers.

The first segment addressed a question that has been on the minds of many passenger train advocates since November's election:

"Given President Obama's intent to build a better national passenger rail system, will there be an increased emphasis on implementing it for the years to come?"

Secretary LaHood provides a brief overview of the 152 planning and construction projects currently in the works, touching on the super-high-speed rail project in California and the higher-speed rail projects taking place in the Midwest.

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