Where 125 Miles Per Hour is Fast Enough


Soon the HYPERLOOP will hit the scene!

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By Noel T. Braymer

There has been a great deal of publicity and criticism of High Speed Rail projects in this Country. Most of this is centered around trains with speeds over 200 miles per hour such as planned between Anaheim and San Francisco as well as a similar project between Dallas and Houston in Texas. Much of the opposition to these projects stem from the need to use eminent domain to condemn land to build these projects and local resident’s fears of the impact of such projects will have to their property. This has so dominated the discussion about High Speed Rail service, that other High Speed Rail projects with less impact to residents have been largely ignored. Going back almost 16 years the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has developed standards to operate passenger rail service at up to 125 miles per hour on upgraded tracks on mostly existing…

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