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Unformatted text preview: Megaregions, although he is less sanguine about the megaregions further from the coasts. Given funding, HSR solves ridership
Ferry, Summer Associate at America 2050, 2011
(Daniel, focusing on research and advocacy for a national high-speed rail network. He is currently a graduate student
in City & Regional Planning and Real Estate Development at Cornell University. Before beginning graduate studies,
Daniel worked in the Office of Planning for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, focusing on research
and corridor planning for the South Coast Rail project, a 60-mile extension of commuter rail service from Boston to
New Bedford and Fall River, While Buses Play a Valuable Role, they are no Replacement for High-Speed Rail, July
27, 2011, http://www.america2050.org/2011/07/while-buses-play-a-valuable-role-they-are-no-replacement-for-highspeed-rail.html, July 2, 2012, pg 2; FAS)
(One might think that since highways transport more people, spending over 150 times more public money on highways than railroads is
appropriate. But more people use the highway because it receives so much more funding, not the other way around....
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