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Railroads Plan #1037647

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 25, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The ambitious White House stimulus plan to bring high-speed rail to the US introduced; scenes shown from California where there are no rails where planned. [April 16, 2009, President OBAMA outlines the plan for the rail system.]

(Vermont: Drew Griffin) The "high-speed" rail in Vermont that is hardly used and is only slightly faster than the old train but got "high-speed" rail stimulus money featured; scenes shown of the first train all day with just 11 people getting off. [Passenger Andrew MENKE†- says it takes 9 hours by train: not fast.] [Vermont agency of transportation Trini BRASSARD†- talks about the rail's speed and ridership.] [Cato Inst. fellow Randal O'TOOLE†- explains why Vermont got the project.] Why more money is being spent on the Vermont rail project and how none in the project reach high speed despite billions being spent discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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