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Reason.tv: Bob Poole and Adrian Moore: Why Highways Beat High-Speed Rail

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What are the best ways to get America moving in terms of transportation?

At Reason Weekend 2011, Reason Foundation's annual donor event, Adrian Moore and Robert Poole spoke about the right ways to create a 21st-century transportation policy. Moore takes heavily documented aim at high-speel rail projects as tax-funded boondoggles that will certainly fail to hit ridership goals. Poole argues that pie-in-the-sky projects such as high-speed rail divert limited federal funds from much-needed infrastructure improvement and fail to tap into private capital funds that could help expand the nation's transportation network.

About 45 minutes. Filmed by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick; edited by Joshua Swain.

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