CRC Week: TR-7 High Speed Rail

Besides the multi-modal non-freeway bridge, this is probably the most disappointing assessment (pages 4-6 and 4-7, PDF 93K) in the screening report (PDF 3.3M).

The conclusion is not to include high speed rail because it doesn’t serve regional needs. That’s sort of like saying we should never have built PDX because it doesn’t do much for travel to Salem.

Building a new crossing without including right-of-way for high speed rail would be criminal, and a clear statement that we plan to have inter-city travel remain auto-dependent.
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ID NAME Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Overall
TR-7 High Speed Rail F F P P P P F

Besides the multi-modal non-freeway bridge, this is probably the most disappointing assessment (pages 4-6 and 4-7, PDF 93K) in the screening report (PDF 3.3M).

The conclusion is not to include high speed rail because it doesn’t serve regional needs. That’s sort of like saying we should never have built PDX because it doesn’t do much for travel to Salem.

Building a new crossing without including right-of-way for high speed rail would be criminal, and a clear statement that we plan to have inter-city travel remain auto-dependent.

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