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Unformatted text preview: are stuck in a traffic jam on an interstate, watching the trains whiz past. High Speed Rail decreases traffic congestion Longman, senior fellow at the New American Foundation, 2/22/2011 (Phillip, Back on Tracks, 2/22/2011, http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2009/0901.longman.html, Access: 7/1/2012) AGI {Looking for a way out of this dilemma, Virginia transportation officials have settled on an innovative solution: use state money to get freight off the highway and onto rails. As it happens, running parallel to I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley and across the Piedmont are two mostly single-track rail lines belonging to the Norfolk Southern Railroad. Known as the Crescent Corridor, these lines have seen a resurgence of trains carrying containers, just like most of the trucks on I-81 do. The problem is that the track needs upgrading and there are various choke points, so the Norfolk Southern cannot run trains fast enough to be time competitive with most of the trucks hurtling down I-81. Even before the recent financial...
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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.

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