States that have started to reconsider high-speed rail won't be able to redirect the funds, said President Barack Obama at a three-day high-speed rail conference. States across the Midwest have grown more vocal against the billion-dollar projects. A billboard in Wisconsin paid for by Democrats poked fun at plans to give back money and potential jobs. At the conference, rail advocates described their vision for a 17,000-mile network linking U.S. cities with super-fast trains.
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