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Unformatted text preview: ion that extensive coordination between states will be necessary if high-speed service is to become a reality, and points to the need for federal leadership the help mitigate coordination problems. * Intrastate proposals are far more likely to use advanced technologies (bullet train and maglev) than interstate corridors. More than 57 percent of intrastate route mileage is proposing to use these advanced technologies, compared to 3 percent interstate mileage. One reason for the more aggressive use of advanced technology in intrastate proposals is the perceived opportunity for a major infusion of state capital funds through a single legislative act. Planners of interstate systems do not have this opportunity and must coordinate the efforts of several states, a more difficult proposition. * Proposals for high-speed service involve using the tracks of 21 different freight railroads. The most heavily affected railroads are CSX (2,142 miles), Norfolk Southern (2,016 miles), Union Pacific (2,207), BNSF (1,327 miles) and Canadian National (806 miles). * Only 17 percent of the proposed high-speed mileage involves ro-w currently used for non-railroad purposes. Most all of this non-rail mileage (including the en...
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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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