Congress about to kill high-speed train program (AP) – 1491th Edition

18 11 2011

FILE - In this May 9, 2011, file photo, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, is joined by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., center, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., at an announcement in New York's Pennsylvania Station about rail funding. Congress is on the verge of killing funding for President Barack Obama‘s signature high-speed rail program, but it may still have some life in it. Republican lawmakers are claiming credit for killing the program. But billions of dollars still in the pipeline will ensure work will continue on some projects. And it’s still possible money from another transportation grant program can be steered to high-speed trains. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)AP – Congress voted Thursday to kill funds for President Barack Obama’s signature high-speed rail program, but the initiative may have some life in it still.

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