Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley: SPUR’s Plan for High-Speed Rail

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Image Credit: Flickr user California High-Speed Rail Authority

California’s diverse economy includes two iconic and historically distinct economic districts: Silicon Valley and Hollywood. A recent SPUR paper makes the case that the increasing integration of both economies is further argument for high-speed rail and a demonstration that California might be able to pay for the system on its own. Learn from SPUR Regional Planning Director Egon Terplan about our proposal for self-funding high-speed rail as a way to connect Hollywood and Silicon Valley.

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