State to state, cutting down on traffic in high congestion corridors, reducing dependence on foreign oil... http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i6vd11tQjgDt_UiV1emaKY_RciWgD97JK3O00 http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSTRE53F4DJ20090416 http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/16/obama.rail/ Of course, I've been an advocate of mass transit, and proposed building national high speed mass transit here before. My only problem with this proposal? We pissed away 3 times this much trying to prop up a couple of dying car companies, who are going to die anyway, when we could have been building 3 times more of this rail. I'd like to see New York to LA, Brownsville to Chicago. Still... better late than never.