How fast can high-speed trains come to the Northeast corridor? Not fast enough for Republican Rep. John Mica of Florida.
The chairman of the House Transportation Committee recently came out with a proposal to create a high-speed rail line – trains that can travel more than 200 mph – between Boston and D.C. in 10 to 15 years. Can it be done in half the time Amtrak said it would take?
“It absolutely can be done,” said Andy Kunz, president of the U.S. High Speed Rail Association, an independent trade group. “No one said it’s going to be easy. The Northeast corridor … will be probably the most complicated rail line in America to upgrade.”
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More than 700,000 passengers ride the rails of the Northeast corridor every day. The trains would have to keep rolling while construction takes place, not just Amtrak…
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