Sunday, February 1, 2009

Keep high-speed rail on existing ROW

More on high-speed rail from Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

It is encouraging that he reports, "The idea is to build separate railroad tracks dedicated for passenger trains in or near existing freight corridors," and then quotes Peter LeCody of Texas Rail Advocates who proposes double-tracking rail lines between Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio.

This plan could keep freight traffic where it is, while adding high-speed rail to an existing rail route, rather than tearing up small communities and valuable farmland for high-speed rail.

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