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Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Refurbished high-speed trains and spruced-up stations may greet Amtrak commuters from Boston to Washington as the U.S. passenger railroad gains support from frequent-rider Joe Biden in President-Elect Barack Obama's administration.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=new...id=assL3T6BC1pk

Vice President-Elect Biden, who commuted on Amtrak daily between Wilmington, Delaware and Washington during his Senate career, may be part of the most ``train-friendly administration in history,'' Dukakis said. He and Obama ``understand the economy itself cries out'' for rail investment, the former Massachusetts governor said.

I really hope that this administration comes through and helps get us away from the automobile and also off of oil.

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I really hope that this administration comes through and helps get us away from the automobile and also off of oil.

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This administration will be great for urban issues, transit, and infrastructure. I really can't wait until we start seeing the change.

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This administration will be great for urban issues, transit, and infrastructure. I really can't wait until we start seeing the change.

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I don't know if you guys saw the bond issue I posted about in the California forum under the bullet train thread. on election night Californians passed a 9.9 Billion bond for a bullet train connecting all of californias major cities. DAMN AMAZING

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Very amazing. Now if we could get something even remotely close to that up and running in New England and the Northeast, we would be in a much better position.

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Isn't Amtrak the only commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield?

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Isn't Amtrak the only commuter rail service between New Haven, Hartford, and Springfield?

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Yes, currently and it's not really a convenient service for most. The state is in the process of developing a state owned commuter rail line for the corridor.

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