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U.S. passenger rail technologies.

U.S. passenger rail technologies.

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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • High speed trains -- United States.,
    • Railroads -- Technological innovations.,
    • Railroads -- United States -- Passenger traffic.,
    • Magnetic levitation vehicles.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesUS passenger rail technologies.
      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF1323 .U2 1984
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 105 p. :
      Number of Pages105
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2816208M
      LC Control Number83600632


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­Early on in U.S. train travel, freight railroads offered passenger services, but didn't make much money. InCongress created Amtrak to take over passenger services from the freight railroad companies.

Amtrak operates corridor services amid major urban areas on the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. It also offers cross-country services. China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more t miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade.

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