Reading Assignment: Infrastructurist on High Speed Rail Debate

This map was created in 2009. It's sad that there are less lines being discussed now instead of more. Image;##http://www.greenoptions.com/forum/thread/1306/obama-s-vision-for-high-speed-rail-in-america##Green Options##

One of the three complaints I hear most often about L.A. Streetsblog’s coverage is that we “don’t cover High Speed Rail” enough. Truth be told, there’s so many issues and projects happening locally that I haven’t had time to really dive into the issue, look at all the complexities impacting California’s project, and have anything really new to say outside of what is in the newspapers, radio, etc…

However, I’ve been enjoying a series on Infrastructurist about High Speed Rail that’s featuring printed works before and against High Speed Rail from different parts of the country and world.  If you’re not interested in what Zev has to say, and are interested in High Speed Rail, check out their compilations.

There are four parts to the series:

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