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Unformatted text preview: ime that it takes to travel to the airport and go through security can be greater
than the amount of time actually spent in flight. Passenger rail—particularly high-speed rail—has the potential to link cities within
the Great Lakes megaregion together in a faster and more efficient way. Easier travel within Midwestern states
means that busi- nesses and organizations will effectively be closer together, making it easier to travel between branches, meet
with potential employees and clients, and make the other connections that strengthen an economy. It will also make the
Midwest a more at- tractive location internationally, attracting potential economic boosts such as tourism and
international meetings. High Speed Rail increases real estate access in surrounding areas- Minneapolis, Denver,
and Charlotte prove
Center for Transit Oriented Development, leading national entity dedicated to providing innovative
practices, policy reform, research, analysis, and investment tools to support TOD implementation, 2011 (CTOD,
Rails to Real Estate: development Patterns Along Three New Transit...
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