Backers of the high-speed-rail system have asked labor, contractors and builders to counter critics of the project at hearings headed by Rep. John Mica of Florida. Mica, who controls transportation funds, has been critical of the rail plan.
Advocates of the proposed California bullet train are planning to turn out hundreds of supporters this week at hearings before Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), an influential House transportation committee chairman who has been skeptical of the state's high-speed rail project.
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