Szabo: Amtrak, HSR are drivers of economic and job growth

02/20/2013 | FastLane.DOT.gov

Amtrak's development plans and high-speed rail investments in the Midwest boost the U.S. economy and stimulate job creation, writes Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo. Record ridership in the U.S. prompted Amtrak "to invest in new trains, adding more momentum to the growth in rail manufacturing." Meanwhile, there are 460 Midwest firms "poised to contribute to the rail supply chain and modernize passenger rail in America," which will boost the manufacturing sector.

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