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$11 Billion Later, High-Speed Rail Is Inching Along

High-speed rail was supposed to be President Obama’s signature transportation project, but despite the administration spending nearly $11 billion since 2009 to develop faster passenger trains, the projects have gone mostly nowhere and the United States still lags far behind Europe and China.

While Republican opposition and community protests have slowed the projects here, transportation policy experts and members of both parties also place blame for the failures on missteps by the Obama administration — which in July asked Congress for nearly $10 billion more for high-speed initiatives.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/07/us/delays-persist-for-us-high-speed-rail.html?_r=0

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