Ed Rendell and Tom Daschle co-author an op-ed in Politico that maintains the Northeast is best-positioned for high-speed rail, which would make possible travel from Washington D.C. to New York City in less than an hour, as the Eighth World Congress on High-Speed Rail was held in Philadelphia last week.
Imagine what these trains would do for the Northeast corridor. Traveling from Washington to New York City (or Baltimore, Philadelphia or Wilmington) in less than an hour, downtown to downtown, would revolutionize business travel, making it easy to travel for a full day of meetings — and still have dinner at home.
In fact, the Northeast corridor is the only region of the U.S. with the ideal conditions for the SCMAGLEV system: high density, a number of large urban areas in relatively close proximity and demonstrated high demand for business, as well as personal, travel.
Original source: Politico
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