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California High Speed Rail
Link to the CAHSR Main Page - http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/
Link to the CAHSR Main Blog - http://cahsr.blogspot.com/
Link to the CAHSR Route, Phase 1 - http://www.cahighspeedrail.ca.gov/map.htm
Travel Time Comparison Chart
Estimated Travel Times
* Burbank to San Francisco: Under 2 hours 35 minutes
* San Jose to Los Angeles: 2 hours 21 minutes
* Sacramento to Los Angeles: 2 hours 17 minutes
* San Francisco to San Jose: 30 minutes
* Riverside to Los Angeles: 33 minutes
* Bakersfield to Los Angeles: less than 1 hour
* Ontario to San Diego: less than 1 hour
* Fresno to San Francisco Airport: just over an hour
Source - California High Speed Rail Authority
Comparisons to other new systems throughout the world
Everywhere you look, from Argentina to Saudi Arabia, there’s a country planning a new high-speed rail line. Inspired by the success of fast train systems in Europe and Japan, politicians see these links as a way to speed travel between major cities, reduce carbon emissions, and spark smart urban development. President Obama shares those goals and devoted $8 billion to HSR in the stimulus bill.
This chart compares seven lines on four continents that are either in the engineering phase or already under construction. They range in size from the diminutive 34-mile project that will connect Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to the gargantuan 818-mile link between Beijing and Shanghai. The variations in construction cost per mile and local meaning of the term “high speed” are almost as great.
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