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This Future Map Of The United States Is Way Cooler Than Any Current Map Of The United States


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JL
- 531 days ago - upworthy.com
America's economy could be growing more quickly if we just focused on the right things--like high speed rail, for example. It takes cars off the road, creates thousands of jobs, makes travel easier, etc.One artist decided to draw up his vision of one pote



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JL A. (272)
Monday February 11, 2013, 1:13 pm
This Future Map Of The United States Is Way Cooler Than Any Current Map Of The United States

America's economy could be growing more quickly if we just focused on the right things—like high speed rail, for example. It takes cars off the road, creates thousands of jobs, makes travel easier, etc. One artist decided to draw up his vision of one potential future. We hope people consider it.
Adam Mordecai

This currently is just a designer's dream. It can become a reality though, if you sign the official White House petition. It needs 100,000 signatures in order to get an official response.

ORIGINAL: By First Cultural Industries. Posted by California Rail Map. Submitted by my friend who also happens to be a magician, Dennis Michael.

This map is inspired by ideas from various agencies and advocacy groups including Amtrak, Wikimedia Commons, Florida High Speed Rail, Southern High Speed Rail, Southeast High Speed Rail, Ohio Department of Transportation, California High Speed Rail Authority, Midwest High Speed Rail Association, US DOT Federal Railroad Administration, and Texas High Speed Rail.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Monday February 11, 2013, 1:57 pm
noted, thanks !
 

JL A. (272)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:19 pm
You are welcome Roger!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:06 pm
AWESOME-and it can and should be done. Less jets in the air, less cars/gas (also less accidents as to many used to travel coast-to-coast) and on and on... the speed is close to our ICE express hight speed trains and about the same or even less( would habe to look it up) as the French TGV. Thx JL
 

JL A. (272)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:16 pm
I had a great TGV experience that was also very cost-effective compared to driving. You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last week.
 

Freya H. (298)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:36 pm
Signed the petition immediately! The USA desperately needs a rail system comparable to Japan's Shinkansen (bullet trains) and the rail system in Europe. Either upgrade Amtrak, or ditch it and start from scratch. What with gas getting so expensive, and flying a pain in the rear end thanks to all the security measures (and which are necessary vs. which are just a nuisance is a different battle to be fought a different time), we need a better, faster, more reliable rail system. I'd love to traverse the country by train!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:45 pm
..not to mention the polluted air in jets-as Dandelion just recently posted about!
 

JL A. (272)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:51 pm
Good reminder Angelika!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:20 am
They can do it in China and Japan; why not here? Posted
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 12:29 pm
Hoping this becomes a reality. Thanks for posting.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:55 pm
Thank you
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:14 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Michael because you have done so within the last week.
You cannot currently send a star to Brad because you have done so within the last week.
You are welcome Birgit
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:48 pm
Would be good to get more cars off the roads.
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:09 pm
You cannot currently send a star to greenplanet because you have done so within the last week.
 

Care member (1)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:11 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 12:32 pm
As someone who frequently uses trains for my long-distance travel, I thank the author and I thank you for posting.
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 3:42 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Laura because you have done so within the last week
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 4:54 pm
Count me on-board!
 

JL A. (272)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 5:08 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Joe because you have done so within the last week.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 8:15 am
Cool
 

Charlie Rush (48)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:15 pm
Another one, for the plus column.
 

JL A. (272)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:32 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Charlene because you have done so within the last week.
 
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