Local leaders are jostling for a slice of the federal funds earmarked for high-speed rail projects. In California, Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein in appealing directly to President Barack Obama for funding for the state's bullet-train projects. In New York, meanwhile, lawmakers gathered in Syracuse to throw their weight behind plans for a high-speed link between Albany and Buffalo.
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