Terry Button is a fifth-generation farmer from upstate New York who also works as a long-distance trucker, hauling hay and produce up and down the East Coast.
He's proud of his truck and likes it just the way it is. Inside, the cab is homey and low-tech, with a bed behind the two seats and a CB radio. There's no cruise control and no GPS telling him where to go.
The Obama administration awarded $8 billion in seed money to develop a nationwide, high-speed rail system, but questions remain about whether federal investment in high speed rail is worthwhile. Host Scott Simon talks with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the Obama administration's efforts to create a network of high-speed rail systems across the country.