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Unformatted text preview: ment of Transportation highlights the growing population, road congestion, and air congestion in U.S. megaregions as important challenges that could be addressed by investments in passenger and freight rail (U.S. DOT 2010). Megaregions are large networks of metropolitan areas linked by overlapping commuting patterns and business travel, economic activity, urbanization, and cultural resources. They stretch over hundreds of miles with populations of greater than 10 million people (America 2050 2008). They provide an ideal setting for high-speed rail networks because they concentrate multiple metropolitan areas and their central busi ness districts within corridors or networks of 100 to 600 miles (America 2050 2011). As figure 4 illustrates, this is the distance at which high-speed rail trips are more time- and cost-effective than trips by automobile or airplane (Steer Davies Gleave 2004).) Sir Peter Hall (2011, 352) has recently commented favorably on the potential for high-speed rail in the California and Northeast...
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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 at Austin.

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