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Maglev may be gone, but high-speed rail remains

(Source: Press Enterprise, January 23, 2012)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Transportation planners once dreamed that super-fast trains would whisk Southern Californians at more than 300 mph across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas.

But the idea of a magnetic levitation train didn’t stick around for long in regional transportation plans developed by the Southern California Association of Governments. Local planners instead are concentrating on connections within Southern California, so that when — and if — bullet trains ever come, conventional trains have a steady and direct route to get to them.

Full story: Press Enterprise

Monday, January 23, 2012

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