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1. High Speed Rail

High speed rail can move large amounts of people and freight fast, conveniently and economically. High speed rail systems have been operating successfully web value in Europe and Japan for many years. In Canada, a survey found that 86% of Canadians are in favor of the introduction of high-speed trains.

In the U.S., Amtrak lost $32 per passenger in 2008, according to a Pew analysis, but the Northeast Corridor, which carried over one third of passengers, made a profit of about $10 per passenger. The loss of almost $5 per passenger of Northeast Regional was more than made up by the corridors high-speed Acela Express, which made