High Speed Rail on the fast track in the U.S.

President Barack Obama recently outline plans to develop high speed rail in the United States.

Mr. Obama likened the project to the 1950’s creation of our interstate system.

$8 billion has been set aside for the project. That money is part of the $787 billion economic stimulus spending package.

Producer Katrina Briggs spoke with Karen Rae, Deputy Administrator at the Federal Railroad Administration, about this new investment.