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The 56-page study, entitled, "High-Speed Rail in America," cites ridership potential as the number one factor in determining if a corridor is suitable for investment, identifies the specific conditions that generate ridership demand, and scores each corridor according to strength in those areas. The top performing corridors in each region determined to have the greatest potential demand for high-speed rail ridership include corridors such as: New York-Washington, DC; Chicago-Milwaukee; Los Angeles-San Diego; Tampa (via Orlando) to Miami; Dallas-Houston; Atlanta-Birmingham; Portland-Seattle; and Denver-Pueblo.
Download the report after the break.
High Speed Rail in America
Complete Report (31 MB)
Errata, issued Jan. 14, 2011 (104 K) (Report has been corrected in version posted above and below.)
Executive Summary ;(3 MB)
Chapter 1 - Ridership: The Key to Success (500K)
Chapter 2 - Regional Profiles of Rail Corridors (28.5 MB)
Individual Megaregion Profiles
Northeast (5.6 MB)
Great Lakes (6.3 MB)
California and Southwest (5.6 MB)
Florida (4.8 MB)
Texas and the Gulf Coast (6 MB)
Piedmont (5.3 MB)
Cascadia (5.7 MB)
Front Range and Intermountain West (4.3 MB)
High resolution versions of the maps in this report can be downloaded on the America 2050 Maps page. (Scroll down to the bottom.)