City and Regional Planning

Early Actions for High Speed Rail

2012 Studio

Building on the work of the past two years, this studio offers strategies for economic investments and global competitiveness in the Northeast Megaregion. These strategies begin with an "Early Action HSR" project, which will build new high-speed tracks along the Philadelphia - New York segment of the corridor, incorporating frequent, reliable, 37-minute service in this segment while also adding new capacity for commuter rail services in the corridor. The benefits of these investments will extend to travelers all along the NEC and in the rail corridors that connect to it. The 2012 studio also broadens the scope of past studios by providing a comprehensive look at how improvements to the existing transportation network and investments in HSR can strengthen the megaregion's economic competitiveness and help communities grow and benefit from these improvements.

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