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Fun Facts About Fast Trains

An auspicious day to launch a new website: planning wonk hub Planetizen pulls the white sheet off HSR News today, and has a feature on the five "things" high-speed rail should get us all thinking about. Among them: "For Americans to embrace HSR, they must have the opportunity to see and touch it in this country," while high-speed rail in France "has changed the psychological distance between places. For the French, mobility has created a feeling of belonging to a common or interconnected city." San Francisco, L.A., and San Diego: common and interconnected! [Planetizen]