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January 14th, 2011
Profiles from the Recession
[VIDEO] Off the Rails

Sometimes responsibility is in the eye of the beholder. For example, what is the best way to invest in the nation’s infrastructure? In the state of Wisconsin, the governor declined $810 million worth of federal stimulus money for a high speed rail initiative because he says the state couldn’t afford to maintain the system and that money should be spent on roads, not rail.

However, in Illinois, the governor sees his responsibility differently. A look at the future of passenger rail.

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Producer Peter Meryash, Correspondent Rick Karr, Researcher Alexis Pancrazi and Editor David Kreger for Blueprint America

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