The Train That Flies, via Portfolio
WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama will arrive here for his inauguration by train from Philadelphia, making a journey with echoes of the Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln.He’s taking a chartered Amtrak train.
Obama plans events in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and Baltimore during the Jan. 17 trip, his inaugural committee announced Monday.
Is this a good sign for high-speed rail? We fucking hope so.
Also, Obama has just pledged public works on vast scale.
President-elect Barack Obama promised Saturday to create the largest public works construction program since the inception of the interstate highway system a half century ago as he seeks to put together a plan to resuscitate the reeling economy.We can only hope he doesn't blow it on roads and more effing highways.
The Train That Flies [ Portfolio ]
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Obama Pledges Public Works on a Vast Scale [ New York Times ]
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