Vice President Biden today announced a six year, $53 billion plan to improve and expand intercity passenger rail service. The administration is calling for a $8 billion investment in FY 2012.

As outlined in the president’s State of the Union address, Biden says President Obama’s goal is to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years.

So here’s my tribute to rail transit; the classic Simpson’s song and dance number ‘Monorail.’ How come my public meetings never end with a big song and dance number? I need to work on that.

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