WASHINGTON — Officials in the Obama administration on Tuesday announced plans to spend $53 billion over six years to finance the construction of a national high-speed rail and intercity passenger rail network.

The president will request $8 billion for high-speed rail in his fiscal 2012 budget request, which is due to be released on Monday. Those funds would come on top of $10.5 billion the administration already provided to high-speed rail, including $8 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds and $2.5 billion from the fiscal 2010 budget.

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