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High-Speed Rail: The Wrong Road for America

Original post made by Sharon, Midtown, on Apr 16, 2009

1) Genuine high-speed rail — 150-to-200 miles-per-hour, as found in Japan and parts of Europe — requires separate rights of way: broad curves, very shallow grades, and no 60-mile-per-hour freight sharing the track. It is VERY expensive to engineer and maintain.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 17, 2009 at 4:36 am

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That is the problem with hype - like BARTs Space Age focus, it promises too much, claiming revolutionary rather than evolutionary results. grade crossings need to be eliminated, electrification accomplished and freight service integrated with passengers in speed and reliability. A reliable 150 mph is achievable now, with evolutionary increases down the line.

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