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5 Reasons California’s High Speed Rail Is The Best Public Works Project In The United States – Carbonated.TV

California begins construction on a high speed rail line this summer in a project that has survived political battles and budget shortfalls. The rail will shuttle passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in three hours, with stops at various cities in between. This isn’t just the best current public works project in the United States because it will one day make the author’s life a lot easier, there are at least 5 big reasons:
1. 20,000 jobs a year for the next 5 years
The high speed rail project will create 20,000 jobs a year over the next 5 years, according to Inhabitat. That is welcome news to cities like Fresno and Merced, where the first 65 miles of track will be built, which have unemployment rates of 13% and 15% respectively.
Read it all here:

5 Reasons California’s High Speed Rail Is The Best Public Works Project In The United States – Carbonated.TV.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Politics, Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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