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Corridor as designated by the Federal Railroad Administration

The Pacific Northwest Corridor is one of ten Federally designated high-speed rail corridors in the United States. If the 466-mile corridor were completed as proposed, 110-mph passenger trains would travel from Eugene, Oregon, to Seattle, Washington, in 2 hours and 30 minutes, and from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

The Cascadia high speed rail is a proposed railway that would run from Eugene, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia and connect those cities along with Salem, Oregon, Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washington, Olympia, Washington, Tacoma, Washington, and Seattle, Washington.[1] The proposal originated with the attempt to bring the 2028 Olympic Games to the Cascadia region.[2]

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On a national level, American citizens think that developing high-speed rail corridors would create thousands of jobs, reduce road congestion and pollution, and improve freight capacity, business productivity and energy conservation. Proponents of the Cascadia high-speed rail also believe that it would help the three international airports in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland operate more efficiently and collaboratively, improve international trade and promote tourism.[3]

From Ecolopolis: Making the Case For a Cascadian SuperCity, it says:

"Imagine boarding a high-speed rail train in downtown Portland. Your coffee steams while you sit down to open your laptop. As the train's speed increases, rivers and snowy volcanic peaks come in and out of view. The city vanishes into a mossy haze of temperate rainforest. This is Cascadia, the distinct region known to the world as the Pacific Northwest. It encompasses two states (Oregon and Washington), one province (British Columbia) and an international border (USA/Canada). After just over two hours, the train pulls up amidst the sleek high-rise towers of Vancouver. Roundtrip your travel tops 600 miles, but high-speed rail will allow you to return to Portland after your meeting in time for dinner. Fact or fiction? Currently, air connections make it possible. However, for this tale to become true, the fundamental underpinnings of Cascadia, and the identity of the region as a place, would need to become much stronger, and more carefully articulated From the outside, we are one region. From the inside, it's difficult to get the citizens of the Portland metropolitan region today to embrace the issues (let alone the professional sports teams) of the Seattle and Vancouver, BC metropolitan areas as their own."[4]

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References

  1. ^ Perkins, Brad (February 26, 2009). "Cascadia high-speed rail: It's time". The Oregonian. http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2009/02/cascadia_highspeed_rail_its_ti.html.  
  2. ^ Sparke, M. (2004). "Nature and tradition at the border: landscaping the end of the nation state". in AlSayyad, N.. The End of Tradition?. Routledge. pp. 103–104. ISBN 0415290406.  
  3. ^ Simmonds, R. (2001). Global City Regions: Their Emerging Forms. Routledge. pp. 130–133. ISBN 0419232400.  
  4. ^ "America 2050: Planning Megalopolis". Worldchanging. April 19, 2006. http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004331.html.  

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