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Map: Could Austin Be the High-Speed Rail City Of The Future?

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Map: Could Austin Be the High-Speed Rail City Of The Future?

Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell has promised a public vote on an urban rail system before he leaves office. Considering Austin was just ranked the fourth worst U.S. city for traffic congestion, that news could make for a lot of happy commuters.

Meanwhile, a California group envisions a national high-speed rail system that could transport a person from any major city to another in hours. And this vision has Austin as major train connection hub.

The map puts Austin smack-dab in the center of all the southern lines. In Twu’s concept, it’s only six hours to Los Angeles, seven to Chicago, and an hour to Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.

 

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Written by messwatx

2013/02/08 at 11:34 pm

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