THE SAN DIEGO CASE: FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL GRIDLOCK

The author discusses the American High Speed Rail Corporation, which was born in the Los Angeles/San Diego Corridor in 1981. It was started by a Japanese industrialist, Riochi Suskowa, who donated $5 million to the project as a friendship act for the United States and Japan. He went to Amtrak to form this corporation. The author addresses the train route, train speed, the project's funding, and the reasons for the failure of the American High Speed Rail Corporation.

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    • This paper was presented in Forum Session "Derailed: Case Histories of the Failure of High Speed Rail in the United States". These proceedings, Volume 8 of the TRF 36th Annual Conference, were funded by the UPS Foundation.
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    • Haikalis, G
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  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • Accession Number: 00727114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1996 12:00AM