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Congress considering changing HSR definition

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Congress considering changing HSR definition
Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 11:50 PM

Bill in congress would change USA definition of HSR.  Here is paragraph from NY Times.  note Higher speed is not mentioned.  (HrSR )

In addition to providing historic levels of funding for HSR, the bill redefines HSR projects to mean trains that reach speeds of 160+ mph on existing tracks or 186+ mph on new, dedicated tracks. Previously, HSR projects have been defined in the U.S. as 110+ for shared-use tracks and 125+ for dedicated lines.

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