One of the many reasons I'm just like Joe Biden: Trains. I love trains. My fondest wish is for high-speed rail between Washington and New York (and Boston, if need be). It would revitalize the Northeast. And it's possible. But not with the current stimulus package, which has $8 billion set aside for high-speed railroad projects. That's just not enough to make any real headway:
That money will not be enough to pay for a single bullet train, transportation experts say. And by the time the $8 billion gets divided among the 11 regions across the country that the government has designated as high-speed rail corridors, they say, it is unlikely to do much beyond paying for long-delayed improvements to passenger lines, and making a modest investment in California's plan for a true bullet train.
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