One of the key pieces of infrastructure that we could really use in the U.S. is a high speed, efficient, and effective train system. We’re in love with our cars, but our cities are suffering from the overabundance of personal cars and its attendant traffic jams and air pollution. If we’ve never experienced a ‘train culture’, it may be hard to see how having

One of the key pieces of infrastructure that we could really use in the U.S. is a high speed, efficient, and effective train system. We’re in love with our cars, but our cities are suffering from the overabundance of personal cars and its attendant traffic jams and air pollution. If we’ve never experienced a ‘train culture’, it may be hard to see how having high speed trains will actually benefit us.

Let me break it down for you, after this brief taste of high speed trains:

8 Benefits of High Speed Trains

  • Less smog in the city

  • Reverse spraw

  • Increased walkability

  • More efficient use of time

  • Reduced congestion

  • Reduced dependence on foreign oil

  • Safer than driving

  • Economic boost

 

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