Monthly Archives: April 2011

Should North Carolina Add More Piedmont Trains? By Wendell Cox

http://www.johnlocke.org/site-docs/research/NCHighSpeedRail-April2011.pdf

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High-Speed Rail Hopes are Off the Tracks (Los Angeles Times)

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-moore-rail-20110425,0,7651714.story

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The Evolving Urban Form: Manila

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002198-the-evolving-urban-form-manila

4 Charts, 4 Photos

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Fast Train to Nowhere – New York times

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/opinion/24white.html

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There’s no light at the end of the tunnel for this high-speed folly- London Daily Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/simonheffer/8355246/Theres-no-light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-for-this-high-speed-folly.html

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Devastated St. Louis Airport: Up to the Challenge

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002197-devastated-st-louis-airport-up-challenge

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Here Comes the Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Form of Intercity Travel by Joseph Schweiterman

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002195-here%E2%80%99s-comes-bus-america%E2%80%99s-fastest-growing-form-intercity-travel

(Most fuel efficient and greenhouse gas friendly form of intercity transportation)

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Downtown China

http://www.newgeography.com/content/002194-downtown-china

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Misunderstanding the Geography of Sydney, Paris, Mexico City, Etc

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph announced on April 20 that Sydney is more dense than Mexico City, London, Los Angeles and Paris. Of course, anyone who has been to Mexico City or London knows that this is untrue and it may surprise some that Sydney is not even as dense as Los Angeles.

The Daily Telegraph’s contention results from a profound misunderstanding of urban geography. The result was a comparison of urban geographies that are not comparable.

2 charts and 2 maps

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http://www.newgeography.com/content/002193-misunderstanding-geography-sydney-paris-mexico-city-etc

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Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Rail: Slower, Less Luxurious

The Ministry of Railways has announced that the top speed will be 300 kph, not 380 kph. Travel time will be 5 hours, instead of the planned 4. Luxury seats will be removed and fares lowered to make the service more accessible to the average market and to increase passenger loadings.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7356350.html

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