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Until we enable high-speed transit to receive fuel fees we're stuck in the sand box. The time is right for the Legislature to refer a constititutional amendment to the voters to reconsider our obsolete restriction on this.
Also, for local high-speed infrastructure, we need to look at new technology like personal rapid transit. It's a fraction of the cost per mile than light rail or heavy rail and can offer speeds over 100 mph. It could be designed to use a tiny (miniscule!) right of way and be completed in a mile of track a day! Check out PRT on the Web. Sweden, Britain, Korea and others are already planning for PRT. It carries as many as a two or three lane freeway per hour and uses a fraction of the electricity as light rail if it's a mag-lev technology.
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