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Opinion: Don't miss high-speed train to future economy

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle opinion column, June 20, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — California's $1.9 trillion economy ranks among the 10 largest in the world. However, the state's infrastructure is straining to keep up with increased demands. Nowhere is this clearer than in the area of transportation. According to recent studies, inefficiencies in our roadways cause Californians to waste nearly $19 billion annually in time and fuel.

A population's mobility is a key to promoting thriving businesses and job creation. California's transportation system was once the envy of the world, and we reaped the economic rewards of that system for decades. Today, that same system is hopelessly gridlocked. By 2035, California's population will hit 50 million, straining our current system even further. Development of high-speed rail is desperately needed to meet these demands.

Full story: San Francisco Chronicle

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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