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Earl Gregg Swem Library

High Speed Rail in the United States

Categories: China,France,Germany,Japan,Spain,Transportation

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40973.pdf

Discusses the opportunities, potential benefits, and challenges to implementing high speed rail in the U.S., the components of a high speed rail system, high speed rail in Japan, France, Germany, Spain, and China, the background of intercity passenger rail in the U.S., and recent congressional initiatives to promote high speed rail. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.