High Speed Rail in America: An Evaluation of the Regulatory, Real Property, and Environmental Obstacles a Project Will Encounter
Darren A. Prum
Florida State University
affiliation not provided to SSRN
September 15, 2011
North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2012
In 2009, President Barak Obama allocated $8 billion in stimulus funding for high speed rail projects across the United States. One year later, in 2010, an additional $2.5 billion was distributed to corridors with High Speed Rail Projects. Even though the most recent congressional budget eliminated high speed rail funding, many corridors are working diligently to break ground by the end of 2012. Before a high speed rail project can be fully implemented there are many legal and environmental issues and regulations to examine. This paper conducts a complete analysis of those issues and regulations and suggests how to apply them to a successful high speed rail project.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: Railroad, Rail, Train, High Speed Rail, Maglev
JEL Classification: K23, K32, K11, K20, L62, L92, L91, O38Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 1, 2011 ; Last revised: June 24, 2012
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