eNewsletter for May 7, 2012

With tilting the Cascades were able to raise the average speed from 47 to 53 miles per hour. That is faster than any passenger trains in California and close to the fastest legal speeds by road. The plan for the Cascades is to reach speeds of110-125 miles per hour. Washington State DOT calculated that at these speeds they would achieve 90 percent of the ridership at 50 percent of the cost of a higher speed service. They plan to build this incrementally

May 7, 2012 Part 1  May 7, 2012 Part 2  May 7, 2012 Part 3

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