UTA eyeing high-speed rail

UTA eyeing high-speed rail

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SALT LAKE CITY -- If you're gazing into the crystal ball, in big letters it apparently says high-speed rail. Cities out west are all about it, even though Pres. Obama failed to list the Intermountain West as a region that could benefit.

There's talk of a rail from Los Angeles to Vegas, and UTA is suggesting it could extend to Salt Lake. From there they could build another high speed line out to San Francisco and/or east to Denver.

UTA has joined a regional compact known as the Western High-Speed Rail Alliance, at a cost of $5,000 per month.

In Europe and Asia, these types of trains travel 120 to 250 miles per hour

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