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TPM Slideshow: Jealous Yet America? European And Asian HSR

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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The Obama administration announced on Tuesday a six-year, $53-billion-dollar project to expand high-speed rail service in the United States – promising trains reaching 250mph. The budget request is in addition to $8-billion already allocated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Even so, those billions are a drop in the bucket compared to the investment European and Asian countries have been making to their rail networks for decades. Above – a Japanese bullet train – top speed 275 mph.

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