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Environmental Law and Policy Center's Learner discusses new funding for high-speed rail

Last week, the Department of Transportation distributed $8 billion in stimulus cash for high-speed rail projects. High-speed rail also got a $1 billion boost in the president's fiscal 2011 budget proposal. Is funding being distributed effectively? During today's OnPoint, Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, discusses the ramifications and challenges to funding high-speed rail projects in the United States.