High-speed rail projects continue to gather momentum as states jostle for federal funding. Wisconsin and Minnesota tourism officials are pushing for high-speed rail, calling it more economical and safer for travelers. In Pennsylvania, state Rep. Bryan Lentz proposed a bill that would incorporate high-speed rail as an alternative to airport expansion. Meanwhile, Richmond, Va., Mayor Dwight Jones traveled to Washington, D.C., to make his case for federal funding of a high-speed rail project in his state.

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