News Wire: Moorman, Hamberger say high speed rail will require 'significant' investments

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:38 AM

WASHINGTON — Top executives of Amtrak and the Association of American Railroads say that building a high-speed rail network would require billions in investment to build wholly new railroad lines. Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman and AAR President Ed ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/19-moorman-and-hamberger-speak

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:29 AM

Brian Schmidt
WASHINGTON — Top executives of Amtrak and the Association of American Railroads say that building a high-speed rail network would require billions in investment to build wholly new railroad lines. Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman and AAR President Ed ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2017/05/19-moorman-and-hamberger-speak

Not to play Homer Simpson - Duh!

HSR and the present rail network are not compatible - from engineering restrictions upon speed to congestion restrictions of existing traffic levels - both freight and passenger.

         

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