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Opinion: Wide open spaces make Texas the perfect market for Japan’s bullet train

(Source: Forbes opinion column by Salvatore Babones, February 11, 2018)

NEW YORK — Japan's flagship Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail line links the capital Tokyo to second city Osaka with an average of 179 daily services in each direction. These "bullet trains" make the 343 mile (553 km) journey in as little as 2 hours and 22 minutes, for an average speed of 143 miles (230 km) per hour. The top speed is limited to 177 miles (285 km) per hour for safety and comfort. The trains themselves could go much faster, but are run "slow" for maximum safety and comfort.

Full story: Forbes

Monday, February 12, 2018

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