Does California Need High-Speed Rail?

For the second time this week, the "Room For Debate" section of <em>The New York Times</em> is tackling an area of interest for planners. This time, High Speed Rail in California is up for debate by a series of contributors.
January 28, 2012, 7am PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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The New York Times has stepped into the debate over High Speed Rail in California, as the issue continues to garner national interest. A series of advocates, planners, professors, and authors each stake out a position on whether to proceed with the country's most ambitious plan for High Speed Rail.

Some see it as the key to catalyzing "a new generation of growth" for the state. Another voice sees it as a good idea that has been corrupted by unscrupulous bureaucrats and consultants. Still another sees a great idea in a bad location, and advocates for focusing efforts to develop HSR in the Northeast Corridor, where there is proven demand.

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Published on Friday, January 27, 2012 in The New York Times
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