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Congress removes funding for Obama’s high-speed rail plan

Supporters look for ways to keep building going

By Joan Lowy
Associated Press / November 18, 2011

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The House voted yesterday to kill funds for President Obama’s rail program, but the initiative may have some life in it still. 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 higher-speed trains.

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