High-speed trains could cut emissions, create new way to travel

05/19/2009 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A plan for high-speed rail service supported by the Obama administration would focus on densely populated areas of the U.S. where the trains could compete with cars on short distances between cities. Supporters of the rail service say it could boost the economy, help curb emissions and make transportation more efficient. The White House has proposed using $13 billion to fund new corridors for high-speed trains and to make existing lines faster.

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