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The U.S. high speed railway (USHSRS) Intercoasts way San Francisco-Washington D.C. (Pacific Side)


Author/s: Luis Fort López-Tello, Carmen Fort Santa-María

The “intercoasts” way San Francisco Airport- Washington D.C. belong to the general system of the High Speed Railway of the U.S.A., but it presents a singularity of federal exploitation, that hold it up allowing an progressive advance of the USA interstate communication. A first part, according to the physiographic division of its territory, from West to East, concerns to the Pacific side, from the pacific coasts in California till the tablelands of the Rocky Mountains. This railway is formed by the lines San Francisco Airport- Sacramento Roseville (“Crossing Bay Alternative” of the Farwest Project); Sacramento Roseville – Reno/Carson (“Tahoe Line” of the Canevar Project) and Reno-Salt Lake City (“Great Basin Line”) that is described in this article.
Finally it’s compiled a summary of characteristic figures, construction budget and a proposal of exploitation and financing of this first part “Pacific side” of the intercoasts railway.

Keywords: High-Speed, United States, Intercoasts, Tahoe, Bonneville, Salt Lakes.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research


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