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View Poll Results: Which high speed rail do you think will happen first?
Philadelphia <-> New York 18 32.14%
Los Angeles <-> San Francisco 24 42.86%
Other 14 25.00%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-14-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Well I'm not from Texas. I'm just a reasonable man. And with all of the political/economic issues with the SE and California, I doubt they will finish anything.

By the way, a private industry wouldn't be in the talks about HSR in Texas unless it showed some promise. People should be cheering it on. Maybe if this succeeds there will be interest in other places as well.
It would probably just be the US version of high speed rail, if that. We kinda have that happening in FL. All Aboard Florida is a private venture (under FEC Railway) that will have segments of "high speed" and "higher speed" rail. They expect to be profitable because of development of their land holdings and because they already own most of the ROW, which is mostly operational. Otherwise, there's no way it would be profitable. It's quite debatable as it is, whether this private venture will work or not.

Oh, and they're facing tons of opposition from NIMBYs in FL...mostly without a leg to stand on but still it's making things difficult.
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I'm not sure how much traction it has, but there is considerable talk between Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio of a HSR network.

The Vision | Midwest High Speed Rail Association
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Default High Speed Rail Corridors Phase 1

I thought it would be interesting to evaluate what we thought should be the Top 3 HSR corridors in the nation for a Phase 1 development measured on these criteria: Feasibility to be funded. Economic Impact. Ridership Utilization.

Followed by what our dream 'regional' HSR would be.

Top 3
NEC (DC - BOS)
Californian (San Diego - San Fran)
The Great Lakes ( Milwaukee - Chicago - Detroit)

Regional
Pennsylvanian (Pittsburgh - NYC) via. Harrisburg and Philadelphia

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Old 02-12-2018, 06:09 AM
 
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Top three in terms of what? feasibility? Proximity to the poster? Potential ridership? How are you determining the top?
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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I thought it would be interesting to evaluate what we thought should be the Top 3 HSR corridors in the nation for a Phase 1 development measured on these criteria: Feasibility to be funded. Economic Impact. Ridership Utilization.

Followed by what our dream 'regional' HSR would be.

Top 3
NEC (DC - BOS)
Californian (San Diego - San Fran)
The Great Lakes ( Milwaukee - Chicago - Detroit)

Local
Pennsylvanian (Pittsburgh - NYC) via. Harrisburg and Philadelphia
Well, the Great Lakes line will hopefully be able to connect in Detroit/Windsor, to the HSR line currently being planned for Windsor to Toronto!
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Rochester
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Well, the Great Lakes line will hopefully be able to connect in Detroit/Windsor, to the HSR line currently being planned for Windsor to Toronto!
Then in that screnario I think it'd make sense to connect through Southern Ontario just like the old Niagara Rainbow Amtrak train did. Chicago-Detroit-Toronto would be one line, then another could be Detroit-Buffalo-NYC.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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You mean real HSR, or what Amtrak considers HSR?

What Amtrak considers HSR is already in place Boston --> DC. The Chicago --> StL corridor is nearly complete. But both of these projects are just "kind of" fast trains by American standards.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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You mean real HSR, or what Amtrak considers HSR?

What Amtrak considers HSR is already in place Boston --> DC. The Chicago --> StL corridor is nearly complete. But both of these projects are just "kind of" fast trains by American standards.

REAL HSR.

I live on the NEC and use Amtrak often. I am referring to PHL - > NYC in 34 mins.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Yeah, Chicago-St. Louis has long been designated the top corridor for high-speed in the Midwest.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:31 AM
 
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Surprised throughout this whole thread no one has mentioned the MagLev Between Baltimore and D.C. It already has two alignments selected after a Federal Study.

Construction on MAGLEV could begin in 2 years in Maryland

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.be508171212f
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