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Why high-speed rail could spur a Golden Age in the Northeast

(Source: The Atlantic, July 13, 2012)

NEW YORK From New York's Pennsylvania Station, you can catch a northbound subway train toward the Bronx. Thirty-nine minutes later, it will pull into Pelham Pkwy, a dozen miles away. But imagine, instead, that you could hop aboard a Next Generation High-Speed Rail train and in thirty-nine minutes pull up in Waterbury, Connecticut. The aging industrial town would be more swiftly accessible from midtown Manhattan than much of New York City. That's the alluring vision Amtrak unveiled on Monday morning.

Source: The Atlantic

Friday, July 13, 2012

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