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GOP rejects rail, voters reject GOP

May 26th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

How are the GOP governors who rejected high-speed rail projects doing? Buyer's remorse has set in spectacularly swiftly - from Wisconsin to Florida, their approval ratings have a trajectory like locomotive plunging off a trestle. The bad news: Those states handed the GOP the car keys and said "YOU drive for the next four years". Now they're stuck with the results

What Does $10B in Stimulus Really Mean for High-Speed Rail?

February 23rd, 2009 | by Timothy B. Hurst

When members of Congress sat down to hammer out the final details on the economic stimulus package, President Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel greatly upped the ante for high-speed rail, asking House-Senate negotiators for $10 billion — far more than either bill had allotted

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