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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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