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  • Shishir MATHUR

    () (Urban and Regional Planning Department, San Jose State University WSQ 216 E, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0185. United States of America)

  • Srikalyani SRINIVASAN

    () (Metropolitan Transportation Commission, MetroCenter 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, CA 94607. United States of America)


This paper assesses the potential for successful provision of high-speed rail (HSR) in the Midwestern United States, and concludes by identifying major lessons that other states and regions in the United States interested in developing HSR can draw from Midwest’s experience. These lessons include development of a vision for national HSR; identification of a dedicated federal source of funding for HSR; securing strong local political leadership; involvement of private railroads; development of consensus on the benefits of HSR; ensuring that the state and local governments are ready to commit their share; and development of synergistic relationships with the airline, and local transit companies.

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  • Shishir MATHUR & Srikalyani SRINIVASAN, 2009. "HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN THE MIDWEST UNITED STATES:pOTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS," Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(4(13)), pages 59-74, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:terumm:v:4:y:2009:i:13:p:59-74

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    High Speed Rail; Midwestern USA; Incremental HSR; Chicago HUB.;

    JEL classification:

    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
    • R48 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government Pricing and Policy


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