High-speed trains--common in Europe, Japan, and Sweden--are just beginning to gain momentum in the United States. Some of the reasons for the slow start are greater distances between cities, lower gasoline prices, and Americans' love of the automobile. Three areas in which high-speed-rail networks are planned are the Northeast Corridor, which has a high-speed system under development, and the states of Florida and California. This article lists the advantages of fossil-fueled trains over electric trains, outlines the systems planned for Florida and California, and addresses the issue of viability for a rail comeback. Discussion about the suitability of high-speed rail in certain areas of the country is included as well as a sidebar about a high-speed-rail network failure in Texas.

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    Institutional Investor, Incorporated

    488 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10022
  • Authors:
    • Dallaire, G
  • Publication Date: 1995-12


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52
  • Serial:
    • Infrastructure Finance
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institutional Investor, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1063-0260

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  • Accession Number: 00715346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1996 12:00AM