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Delays persist for U.S. high-speed rail

(Source: New York Times, August 6, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On a 30-mile stretch of railroad between Westerly and Cranston, R.I., Amtrak’s 150-mile-per-hour Acela hits its top speed — for five or 10 minutes. On the crowded New York to Washington corridor, the Acela averages only 80 m.p.h., and plans to bring it up to Japanese bullet-train speeds will take $150 billion and 26 years, if it ever happens.

Full story: New York Times

Friday, August 8, 2014

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