California High-Speed Rail Video

California high-speed rail video screenshot
Screenshot of California high-speed rail video below.

One of my friends from my city planning graduate studies just tipped me off to a new video for the California high-speed rail (HSR) project that her company, PBS&J (an Atkins Company), is a part of.

It is a great, comprehensive video covering numerous aspects of this project and I highly recommend checking it out.

A few highlight points from the video are as follows:

  • The HSR line will go from downtown LA to downtown San Francisco in under 2.5 hours.
  • The trains will go up to 220 mph, comparable to the best high-speed systems already located in 11 countries around the world.
  • 600 thousand construction jobs and an additional 450 thousand permanent jobs will be created from this project.
  • If this project is implemented, it will be the “largest public works project undertaken in the state in 50 years.”
  • HSR uses 1/3 the energy per passenger of airplanes, 1/5 the energy per passenger of automobiles.

Learn much more and watch visualizations of the trains via the video below.

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Written by Zach

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009.

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