A High-Speed Rail Roundup
Today, The Transport Politic
continues its excellent coverage of high-speed rail proposals around
the country with a comprehensive roundup of the projects that will be
vying for federal funds in the months to come. As Yonah Freemark
Photo by reallyboring via Flickr.
The economic stimulus bill included $8 billion for high-speed rail projects. Though Republicans continue to repeat the lie
that the funding has already been earmarked for a maglev project
between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the truth is that there are a large
number of corridors around the country that are likely to apply for
The corridors in question, which are in
various stages of planning, cover nearly every region of the country,
from Florida to the Pacific Northwest.
Elsewhere around the network: 1000 Friends of Connecticut discusses the merits of form-based zoning; Say Yes to the Honolulu Rail System uses a 15-hour crash-related freeway closure to point out how rail transit offers commuters better reliability; and Trains for America looks at the possibility of privatization (Virgin Trains, anyone?) in the American rail system.
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