Hopping the HSR to Future Detroit

America 2050 releases a new video imagining what a commute in future Detroit could look like, including car sharing, high-speed rail, and a light rail connector.

From America 2050: "Sometime in the not too distant future, John wakes up in suburban Chicago on a Saturday morning and heads to a White Sox game...in Detroit. Join him on a 300 mile journey to Detroit's Comerica Park as he experiences the transportation options of the future: a neighborhood electric car share program, smart phone ticketing, high-speed rail, and connecting light rail."

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2050 vision

thats great but that should 2015. by 2050 we should be a little further along.

HSR, Induced Demand, and Emissions

It is clearly a good thing for HSR to replace existing automobile or plane trips, reducing energy use and emissions by about five-sixths.

It is not such a good thing for HSR to induce people to take this 300 mile trip that they would not have taken at all in the days before HSR, increasing energy use and emissions.

Charles Siegel

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