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Unformatted text preview: hat it takes to travel to the airport and go through security can be greater
than the amount of time actually spent in flight. Passenger rail—particularly high-speed rail—has the potential to link cities within
the Great Lakes megaregion together in a faster and more efficient way. Easier travel within Midwestern states
means that busi- nesses and organizations will effectively be closer together, making it easier to travel between branches, meet
with potential employees and clients, and make the other connections that strengthen an economy. It will also make the
Midwest a more at- tractive location internationally, attracting potential economic boosts such as tourism and
international meetings. Internal: Interconnectivity Decreases Marginalization
Urban sprawl creates systemic dehumanization and poverty- lack of infrastructure and
access to transportation is the problem
U.N. Habitat- March 18, 2010 URBAN TRENDS: URBAN SPRAWL NOW A GLOBAL PROBLEM
In many developing...
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