High-Speed Rail, By The Numbers

America 2050 recently released a report ranking the best intercity corridors for high speed rail investment.

The Infrastructurist takes a look at the report:

"The rankings are based on six factors: population, the size the local economy, distance between cities (with 250 miles being optimum), the quality of the local transit networks at each end, how bad the highway congestion is both cities (on the idea that this dissuades driving), and whether the cities are in a mega-region.

Naturally, tops on the list was a NY-Washington DC link–probably as good a natural candidate for HSR as any route in the world."

Full Story: Here's How We Should Build Out A High-Speed Rail Network


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