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Spotlight: The Rest of the Industrialized World has High-Speed Rail, Why Can't the U.S.?

The excerpt below is taken from the full version here

The global high speed rail network is one of the great feats of modern engineering, and proves to be the best form of transportation ever invented.  The global high speed rail network is rapidly expanding across continents world wide - delivering fast, efficient mobility to numerous nations every day.

HSR is currently in operation in more than 20 countries (including the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan).HSR is under construction in more than 10 countries (including China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, France, Spain,and Italy); and in development in another 14 countries (including Qatar, Morocco, Iran, Russia, Poland, Portugal, Bangladesh, South Africa, India, Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil).HSR has been in operation in Japan for 50 years carrying more than 9 billion passengers without a single fatality.

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