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In this photo distributed by the Xinhua news agency, a high-speed train is seen at the Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, central China, on Saturday Dec. 26, 2009. The Wuhan-Guangzhou line is China's longest high-speed railway and one of the world's fastest with an average speed around 217 mile per hour (350kph). (AP/Xinhua)
In this photo distributed by the Xinhua news agency, a high-speed train is seen at the Wuhan Railway Station in Wuhan, central China, on Saturday Dec. 26, 2009. The Wuhan-Guangzhou line is China's longest high-speed railway and one of the world's fastest with an average speed around 217 mile per hour (350kph). (AP/Xinhua)

Robert Puentes, senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

Ignacio Barron, high speed director at the International Union of Railroads, an international organization for railway cooperation that advances high speed rail.

And later in this hour, we'll look at Toyota's big recall, and the challenges it's facing, with Michelle Krebs of Edmunds, which publishes automotive consumer web sites.

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Take a look at the Department of Transportation's overview of new plans for high speed rail in the United States.
In "Superfast Bullet Trains Are Finally Coming to the U.S.," Wired's James Glave and Rachel Swaby offer a broad look at what's on the table around the country.

This program aired on February 2, 2010.

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