Understanding the Benefits and Costs of World-Class High-Speed Rail

The chairman of the UK’s High Speed 2 transport project says that one of his “major challenges” in managing the multibillion-pound north–south rail link is to convince the public of its benefits, speaking at ULI Europe’s Real Estate Trends Conference in London.

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In Print: Railtown: The Fight for the Los Angeles Metro Rail and the Future of the City

Railtown chronicles the latest chapter in the Los Angeles saga—the city’s transition from a smoggy, car-loving, freeway-dominated megacity to an emerging cluster of walkable urban centers linked by public transit, including light and heavy rail as well as buses.

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Streetcars and the American Commitment to Rail

In an Urban Land opinion piece, Gabe Klein describes the evolution of the federal governments position on streetcars in the United States since 2009.

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Beneficiaries, Not Taxpayers, Should Fund Modern Streetcars

In this Urban Land opinion piece, David Levinson gives an overview of the boom and bust in streetcars since 1888 in the United States to where we are today.

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