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Are Feds to blame for lack of high-speed rail network?

Posted on August 15, 2014

Photo of Korea's KTC high-speed rail courtesy LWYang
Photo of Korea's KTC high-speed rail courtesy LWYang
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Examining why the U.S. can’t build a high-speed rail network when virtually every other wealthy nation already has, CityLab argues what is missing is a dedicated federal commitment.

The article suggests the cause of this is that we have a political system in which the federal government, having devolved virtually all decision-making power to states, cannot prioritize one project over another in the national interest. It is also discusses how that wasn’t always the case. For the full story, click here.

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