Most developed nations now have high speed rail sleek

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Unformatted text preview: locations have had, and advocate for funding mecha- nisms that will allow their states to weigh costs and benefits evenhandedly. Funding could come from a variety of sources, including a national infrastructure bank, “value capture” mechanisms to share windfalls from increased land values near rail stations, revenues from cap-and-trade programs for carbon dioxide emissions, air- port surcharges, or an enhanced highway trust fund augmented through higher fuel taxes or vehicle mileage fees. Solvency: National Standards/Investment federal government is key to create national standards for high-speed rail infrastructure through significant investment Ridlington & Kerth et al, policy analysts with the Frontier Group, environmental think take in affiliation with the Public Interest Network, Fall 2010 [Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group – Elizabeth & Rob, Brian Imus [Illinois PIRG Education Fund & Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation “Connecting the Midwest, - How a Faster Passenger Rail Network Could Speed Travel and Boost the Economy,...
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