|/ Progressive Secretary / - This letter was suggested by participant Dan Johnson-Weinberger and written by Pat Murphy. It goes to President, Vice President, and all of Congress. To: The President, The Vice President, Yo...|
This letter was suggested by participant Dan Johnson-Weinberger and written by Pat Murphy. It goes to President, Vice President, and all of Congress.
To: The President, The Vice President, Your Senators, Your Representatives
It is time for the United States to devote serious effort to develop a modern program of high-speed rail development.
Recognizing this fact, the Senate now is considering S. 1900, the High-Speed Rail Investment Act. This is a bipartisan proposal to meet the transportation challenges of the 21st Century.
The House is considering H.R. 3700, which, though somewhat different, aims in the same positive direction.
S. 1900 would expend relatively modest funds, $782 million over a period of five years, to attract $10 billion in private funds to plan and develop high-speed links to connect urban communities in selected, densely populated parts of the United States.
High speed rail would relieve highway congestion, reduce air pollution, facilitate the rapid movement of people, and promote commerce and cooperation. All logic points to it as the next stage in American transportation development.
I urge both the Administration and all of Congress to express strong support for high-speed transit development.
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This letter was released on 05/26/2000.
Retire date is 06/30/2000.
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