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PIRG cites economic benefits of high speed rail_Warren Ribley

Illinois PIRG released a new report today, Connecting the Midwest, that puts clear numbers and a clear vision on how high-speed rail will boost the Midwest economy, reduce highway and airport congestion, reduce dependence on oil, and protect the environment. The report, including a summary of key findings, is available on PIRG’s web site:

This video of Warren Ribley, director, Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, was taken at the PIRG news conference, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Union Station in Chicago.