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Unformatted text preview: s. Until a deadly accident in
China in July 2011, high-speed rail operations on dedicated tracks had never experienced a single injury or fatality
(UIC 2010b). If high-speed rail is built in the United States and meets historic safety standards, one result could be
fewer transport-related deaths as more passengers choose rail for intercity travel.) A2: O’Toole – Accidents
O’Toole wrong - HSR is safe
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; F...
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