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U.S. Megaregions

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*The GIS shapefiles of the megaregions are large (ZIP file - 29.2 MB) and require the ESRI ArcGIS software. One shapefile is of the counties included in the megaregions with county-level demographic data attached. The other is of the megaregions with the boundaries simplified and smoothed (pictured above).

U.S. Megaregions with Areas of Influence

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U.S. Megaregions in Google Earth

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Add these KML files to Google Earth to see the megaregions overlaid on satellite imagery, roads, rail and other layers. Download Google Earth.

A Phasing Plan for High-Speed Rail

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Recommendations for a Trans-American Passenger Network

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Recommendations for a Trans-American Freight Network

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America 2050 calls for a Trans-American Freight Network with investments that will alleviate highway and rail bottlenecks, electrify the rails, and green the nation's seaports. These investments should foster the growth of our economy, reduce the systems impact on the natural environment, and help to offset the impact of the freight system on local communities. To accomplish these goals the federal government needs to articulate a national freight policy. The following illustrative map identifies key freight corridors, bottlenecks in major metropolitan regions, and the nation's global gateways where these investments might be focused.

Underperforming Regions

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Underperforming Counties

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Cascadia Megaregion and Its Environs

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This map was developed for America 2050's high-speed rail planning charrette, "Connecting Cascadia: A High-Speed Rail Vision for the Pacific Northwest." The map synthesizes current land use patterns, transportation networks, and regional plans along the Cascadia Corridor from Eugene, OR to Vancouver, BC. The map was developed to help stakeholders consider the corresponding investments and strategies needed for land use, connecting transportation, station-area planning, economic development, and landscape conservation, in order to leverage investments in high-speed rail.

Scoring of National Rail Corridors

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Regional Air Market and Interstate Highway Congestion

Northeast (PDF) (PNG)
Great Lakes (PDF) (PNG)
California and Southwest (PDF) (PNG)
Florida (PDF) (PNG)
Texas and the Gulf Coast (PDF) (PNG)
Piedmont (PDF) (PNG)
Cascadia (PDF) (PNG)
Front Range and Intermountain West (PDF) (PNG)

From the Report: High Speed Rail in America.

Regional Passenger Rail Service

Northeast (PDF) (PNG)
Great Lakes (PDF) (PNG)
California and Southwest (PDF) (PNG)
Florida (PDF) (PNG)
Texas and the Gulf Coast (PDF) (PNG)
Piedmont (PDF) (PNG)
Cascadia (PDF) (PNG)

From the Report: High Speed Rail in America.
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Maps by America 2050, Regional Plan Association are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Based on a work at www.america2050.org.

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