Opponents, advocates of high-speed rail make their case

The Wall Street Journal questions the wisdom of the federal government's $8 billion investment in high-speed rail, saying that rail is costly to build and operate, has little impact on airport and highway congestion and is rarely profitable. Proponents say the investment in infrastructure will create jobs and help reduce America's dependence on cars and gasoline.

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