high speed rail is key to total transportation

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Unformatted text preview: atness. Doing that will require not only visionary leadership, but bi-partisan cooperation. Rebuilding America’s future cannot be a Democratic or Republican political cause; it must be a national undertaking. And if it is, there will be no stopping it. HSR key to efficiency – increase business and efficiency Madigan, staff writer, July 6, 2010 (Tom, National Journal, http://transportation.nationaljournal.com/2010/07/will-highspeed-rail-drive-busi.php ; DKE) [The report focused on four hub cities: Albany, N.Y.; Chicago; Los Angeles; and Orlando. Despite the differences of these hubs, the report found that high-speed rail networks had similar effects in all of them, including expanding markets; making business travel more efficient; and encouraging mixed-use development. Among its conclusions, the report argued for looking at these networks "in the broader context of a changing economy" that includes more long-distance tourism and business travel, and ever-wider markets and supply chains. In 2035, the report says, high-speed rail networks around these four...
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