27 the development of economically suc cessful

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: erconnectivity of megaregions within the Midwest, rapidly increases employment Ridlington & Kerth et al, policy analysts w/ the Frontier Group, environmental think tank in affiliation with the Public Interest Network, Fall 2010 [Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group – Elizabeth & Rob, Brian Imus & Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation “Connecting the Midwest, - How a Faster Passenger Rail Network Could Speed Travel and Boost the Economy,” Accessed 6/1/12] SM Building a modern passenger rail network will be a boost to the Midwest’s economy. Making connections between our cities quicker and more convenient will bet- ter equip the region for the 21st century economy, and upgrading our railways will create tens of thousands of jobs. The 19th century was characterized by the phenomenal growth of the Midwest’s cities. Chicago, a town of less than a thou- sand people in the 1830s, grew to be the fifth-largest city in the world by 1900.26 Other cities, such as St. Louis, experienced similar meteoric rises. The 20th century, on the other hand, was characteri...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 11/30/2013 for the course PHILOSOPHY 303m taught by Professor Tye during the Fall '12 term at University of Texas.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online