This could also create a transit oriented development

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Unformatted text preview: America. In FY2010 Amtrak ridership hit a record high of 28.7 million passengers and ridership is on pace to break that record at the end of FY2011 . States and communities around the country are eager for federal funds to help promote high speed and intercity rail. Last year, the Department of Transportation received nearly 100 applications for high speed rail funding, but only able to fulfill fewer than half of those requests.] Building HSR in megaregions solves ridership Todorovich, Director of America 2050, a national urban planning initiative to develop an infrastructure and growth strategy for the United States, et al, 2011 (Petra, High Speed Rail; a lesson for U.S. policy makers, 13;FAS) The factors conducive to high-speed rail ridership, such as population density and congestion on competing modes of travel, are found primarily in 11 large megaregions that contain 75 percent of America’s popu lation and jobs (figure 3). In the most recent draft of the National Rail Plan, the U.S. Depart...
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