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Five Things You Should Know About High-speed Rail

April 2, 2010

Planetizen has just launched a new high-speed rail site, HSR News, tracking everything there is to know about our attempts to import fast trains into this country. To inaugurate their new coverage, they have invited a high-speed-rail expert to help frame the issue with five key facts about how we can get high-speed rail moving in our country:
Alain L'Hostis, a geographer at the Université Paris-Est, observed that in France, the TGV “has changed the psychological distance between places. For the French, mobility has created a feeling of belonging to a common or interconnected city.” In the United States, Amtrak Acela service has captured 60 percent of the air/rail market between Washington, DC and New York. For many travelers in this market, the automobile is not even considered an option.

Read the full list of five things here at Planetizen.

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