President Obama Outlines Vision and Plan for US High-Speed Passenger Rail System; $13B to Start
Green Car Congress
APRIL 16, 2009
President Barack Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, released a strategic vision and plan for a high-speed passenger rail (HSR) system in the US. The plan identifies $8 billion provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA and $1 billion a year for five years requested in the federal budget as the components of an initial %13 billion investment. Energy efficiency of passenger transportation modes.