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Mith242

Possible Transit between Little Rock and another city?

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I didn't know where else to put this, and didn't think it justified its own thread (yet), but:

Today, President Obama announced a high-speed rail initiative, and I found a document online outlining the potential route corridors, which listed Little Rock in the South-Central corridor (Tulsa, OKC, DFW, Austin, San Antonio, Little Rock).

All a very big "what if" but the fact that Little Rock bears enough weight to play into a route (among the 55 cities listed) is interesting.

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The Secretary of Transportation said today that they would spend $8 billion from recovery funds and $1.5 billion a year for the next five years. The results would be trains in the 150 to 200 mph range. The NE corridor would not travel above the 150 range. Sounds like a lot of talk but not enough money to develop high speed rail in the US. Could be they are setting it up to fail?

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Unfortunately, it's a bit of a pipe dream with this economy. That map of high speed rail priority areas is outdated, I think. I think connections between bigger metros would be sought first...

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This high-speed rail sounds great, but I can't imagine it manifesting within the next ten years.

There was a report on Huffington Post today regarding this topic. They feature a map of the proposed routes. It's worth reading, especially the comments section.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/17/h...h_n_188120.html

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