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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Route of the Rockets

Posted By on Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 1:18 PM

U.S. Rep. Marion Berry says he's added to continuing authorization of Amtrak a provision requiring a feasibility study of a high-speed rail corridor from Little Rock to Memphis. (Would that be the old Rock Island route, hence my reference to the Rockets?)

Berry says high-speed rail would help the national transportation system and economic development and give people a way to cope with high fuel costs and highway congestion.

This corridor would be an extension of a previously designated corridor from San Antonio to Dallas and then branches to Tulsa and Little Rock.

I love trains. And no offense to the congressman. But the population density between Little Rock and Memphis seems lacking for rail service on the current U.S. model. I'm sure railheads out there will correct the record.

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