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Editorial: Making the case for high-speed rail

(Source: New York Times editorial, August 12, 2014)

NEW YORK — Most American passenger trains, including Amtrak’s popular Acela service, run at speeds that are far slower than the superfast European and Japanese trains that can zip along at 200 miles per hour or more. The main reason is that, despite modest investments, American lawmakers have not given high-speed rail the priority it deserves.

Full story: New York Times

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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