Mr. Kaine Goes to Washington
Gov. Tim Kaine talked high-speed rail today with Mr. Amtrak himself, Vice President Joe Biden.
Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was one of a handful of governors at the White House today to chat with Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The roundtable was billed as a unique opportunity for state leaders to share their ideas with the Obama administration about the future of high-speed trains in America.
"Everyone knows I'm a big believer in our nation's rail system -- I've devoted a big part of my career doing what I can to support it -- and I'm proud that this administration is about to transform that system fundamentally," Biden said in a statement.
In April, Obama released a plan that called for $13 billion in federal money to jump-start a passenger rail system.
Others governors at the roundtable were from Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts; Michigan; Missouri; Pennsylvania; and Wisconsin.
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