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High Speed Rail in America

Abstract: 
The United States lags behind much of the world in its high speed rail development, which is a mobility problem. This study examined thousands of United States rail corridors to determine which would have the most high speed rail ridership. The study suggests that the U.S. government should invest more in the most travelled routes, since those will be the most profitable and would help pay for further high speed rail development. It also notes that the best high speed routes tend to be between 100 and 600 miles long, and it suggests that the government invest in routes of that type first.
Author: 
Petra Todorovich, Yoav Hagler
Institution: 
America 2050
Year: 
2011
Input By: 
John Parsons
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Industry Focus: 
Transport
Country: 
United States
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