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Unformatted text preview: al of our findings highlight notable issues facing governments that are proposing HSR systems: * More than 70 percent of the existing railroad mileage identified for HSR involves single-track lines with traffic densities exceeding 10 million gross ton-miles annually. On such routes, there are typically at least a dozen daily freight operations and often substantially more. The development of HSR service generally requires investments in capacity enhancements to eliminate conflicts and/or potential bottlenecks. * About 63 percent of all proposed HSR mileage involves corridors that cross state boundary lines. This finding both reinforces the notion 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 t...
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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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