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The USA will benefit greatly from high-speed rail network linking its major urban areas, reducing carbon emissions and improving efficiency.



Category of the action

Reducing emissions from transportation

What actions do you propose?

- build high-speed railway system

- change the image of train transportation --> make it enjoyable and 'cool' to ride the train

- focus manufacturing in the US to create jobs

-get Congressional support (both vocal and monetary) for implementation

Who will take these actions?

- government needs to change policy to support development

-primary engine and train car manufacturers

-project engineering companies to develop rail network

-encourage new companies to enter bids for contracts

-local communities need to be included in discussions 

Where will these actions be taken?

in USA

How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

- will have to run simulations

What are other key benefits?

-create new jobs for manufacturing and construction of trains

-increase productivity

-decrease stress in travel

-reduce dependence on fossil fuels

-economic development around area of train stations

What are the proposal’s costs?

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