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Old Posted Jan 10, 2013, 5:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Alon View Post
Either way, in the NEC, this medium-speed express intercity service already exists. There's demand for it, and there'd be much more demand for faster service.
The NEC must grapple with the rest of the country. I don't think it's realistic to expect Congress to hand the Northeast $100bn of rail spending and leave the rest of the country out of it.

This is (partly) why I think we need to upgrade legacy lines in the Midwest, South, and West before building 300km/h HSR in the Northeast. California's struggles have thrown the political problem into the light.
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