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Amtrak tries to put new routes in place across the country

Posted at 7:17 AM, Apr 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-16 10:21:47-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If Amtrak gets the funding and green light the map in the player may become a reality.

These brand-new routes could be in place by 2035.

Transportation is the largest source of the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

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The goal of president Biden's $2T infrastructure plan "The American Jobs Act" is to reduce traffic and air pollution and expand access to jobs while creating thousands of new ones.

But the U.S. has a lot of catching up to do.

Amtrak's Acela Express is the only high-speed service in the U.S. hitting up to 150 miles an hour in some spots between Washington D.C. and Boston.