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Unformatted text preview: two they will have significantly reduced their dependence on
imported oil, created tens of millions of new jobs, and saved their countries trillions of dollars by vastly improving the
productivity of their economies thanks to a low-carbon transportation sector that moves people and goods at speeds that could one day hit 300
miles per hour, or more.The U.S. can be part of that future. But if more states follow the example of Florida, Wisconsin,
and Ohio, the country will remain shackled by 19th- and 20th-century forms of transportation in a 21st-century world.
Contemplate this image: China, Europe, Russia, South America, and other parts of the globe are streaking by at 250 miles per hour while the likes
of Governor Scott are stuck in a traffic jam on an interstate, watching the trains whiz past. Impact Module: Economy – Exts
Congestion costs are increasing
Schrank, Associate Research Scientist, et al, 2011 (David, TTI’s 2011 URBAN MOBILITY REPORT,
The congestion “invoice” for the cost of extra time and fuel in 439 urban areas was (all values in constant 2010 dollars): In 2010 – $10...
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