High-Speed Rail Will Mean 150,000 New Jobs

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors says that the added connectivity from high-speed rail will create 150,000 new jobs and $19 billion in new businesses by 2035.
June 14, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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From the New York Times: "The rail network will spur tourism, give businesses a wider pool of workers to choose from and help grow technology clusters in cities, said Steve Fitzroy, director of operations for the Economic Development Research Group, which conducted the study, during a phone interview.

"It is a game changer with how people envision the city; people see the city in new ways," Fitzroy said."

An industry insider says that Florida's Tampa-Orlando route is likely to be the first high-speed rail line completed, projected to open in 2015.

This story is crossposted with HSR News, Planetizen's news and information site covering the exciting growth of high-speed rail across the United States.

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Published on Monday, June 14, 2010 in The New York Times
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