Editorial: U.S. transportation official touts high-speed rail

12/23/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

High-speed and intercity passenger trains are key to the White House's plan to overhaul the nation's infrastructure, writes John Porcari, U.S. deputy secretary of transportation, in this editorial. He emphasizes the benefits of high-speed rail -- reduced carbon emissions, less highway traffic and "a much needed alternative to the frustrations of air travel."

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