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As high-speed rail gains momentum, U.S. can look to Europe's example

(Source: Los Angeles Times, February 15, 2015)

LOS ANGELES — Most of the debate over the building of the nation's first bullet train, in California, has focused on the economics of such a monumental undertaking and its projected $68-billion first-phase price tag. Largely ignored amid the excitement over the railway's recent official groundbreaking — on a vacant lot in a depressed industrial area of Fresno — is the physical impact and design challenges that cities will need to grapple with as they prepare for high-speed rail.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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