WASHINGTON — Executives of two rail organizations that rely on municipal bonds to finance some projects told international advisory firm KPMG that getting stakeholders and policymakers to buy into and embrace a cultural shift will be key to successfully financing large fast-rail networks.

In a report, “High Speed: The View from the North East and South West,” released this week by KPMG, Amtrak and California High Speed Rail Authority executives, who were not identified, spoke candidly about the future of financing high-speed rail.

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