Map: Where Will High-Speed Rail Be Most Effective Map: Where Will High-Speed Rail Be Most Effective
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Map: Where Will High-Speed Rail Be Most Effective

by Morgan Clendaniel

January 19, 2011

A new report by America 2050 has looked at the places in the country where high-speed rail could attract the most riders and, therefore, be the most effective. Download the full PDF here. The map above ranks them. The darker routes are better. As you can see, the Northeast corridor, California, and an area radiating out of Chicago are the most promising. The report is more specific about what is required to support high speed rail:


The full report also has more regional specific maps with full scores (California and the Northeast are below), so you can see if your city is well positioned for high-speed rail. America 2050's goal is to advocate government investment in infrastructure, and that's what it will take to make any of these findings a reality, but hopefully prove of feasibility might nudge us slightly closer.

Via Streetsblog
 
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Map: Where Will High-Speed Rail Be Most Effective