“But, honestly, I think you can relax on this whole thing. I read that in 40 years, gas is going to be almost a dollar a gallon,” he adds.
The video comes at a time when high-speed rail debate is heating up throughout the country and in Congress. President Obama recently pledged more than $50 billion in federal funding over the next six years and announced a goal in his State of the Union to connect 80 percent of the country with high-speed rail in the next 25 years. House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) has been a supporter of high-speed rail, while his governor in Florida and the Governors of Ohio in Wisconsin have rejected billions in federal funds for projects in their states.
The actors and MASSPIRG, a statewide advocacy organization, developed the video in conjunction with the popular online video site as a way to reach new audiences and build excitement for high-speed rail projects in New England and around the country.
“It’s a simple pitch – high-speed rail reduces our dependence on foreign oil and gives people a more efficient alternative to the hassles of flying and driving,” said Micaela Preskill, Consumer Associate at MASSPIRG. “You don’t have to be in advertising to know that should be an easy sell.”
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