The us must build a national high speed rail network

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Unformatted text preview: the final course of the train routes and securing funding, officials said. The routes discussed Wednesday were studied after an earlier study showed the feasibility of a route from Atlanta to Charlotte, N.C. That project is now in the stage of estimating the environmental impact of possible paths. ) A2: Costs Too High Costs of development will decrease over time Kunz, president and CEO of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, a trade group that focuses on advancing a national network, March 10, 2011 [Andy, “U.S. High Speed Rail: Time to Hop Aboard or Be Left Behind,” http://e360.yale.edu/feature/us_high-speed_rail_time_to_hop_aboard_or_be_left_behind/2378/, Accessed 6/1/12] SM Enhancing U.S. energy security is just one reason the country needs a state-of-the-art high-speed rail system, which by 2030 could transport millions of people each day between America’s cities. A national high-speed rail system would generate millions of jobs; help revive the country’s manufacturing sector by creating a new industry producing the trains, st...
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