High-speed rail on the horizon
President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in stimulus funds for high-speed rail projects has rail advocates excited over the future of train travel in America. But critics say the money won't go far and could be better spent on other transportation projects.
- Rep. Linda Slocum: DFL-Richfield, state representative and vice chair of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission.
- Andrew Selden: Minneapolis attorney and vice president of law and policy for the United Rail Passenger Alliance.
- Adrian Moore: Vice president of research at the Reason Foundation.
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