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    Light rail to improve America’s declining infrastructure

    Due to the U.S.’s vast size, in which there’s sometimes no city for 100s of miles, it admittedly doesn’t make sense for there to be high speed trains. In America, as opposed to the rest of the world, it’s more convenient for citizens to take a plane instead of a train. In Europe, taking a train for a daily commute or vacation in another European country is convenient because of the high volume of train stations. However, in the U.S., many cities and towns do not have enough stations or density to make trains advantageous. Furthermore, the speed of many American trains, or lack thereof, further dissuade people from choosing…

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    Intercity Light Rail bridges Durham and Orange counties

    By Jacob Moffatt Light rail transit (LRT) has become an increasingly common form of transportation in the United States. Adding to the ranks of over 50 other tram and LRT systems in urban areas in the US, a LRT system of our very own will be built between Durham and Orange counties. First recommended by the Special Transit Advisory Commission (STAC), Triangle Transit hopes somewhat optimistically to have the system operational by 2026. The STAC cited population growth, traffic congestion, and environmental concerns as reasons to embark on such a project. “High growth rates in the region are expected to continue over the next 20 years, adding to the existing…