Ray Delahanty of CityNerd has an updated analysis of potentially high-performing corridors for high-speed rail in North America. Delahanty scores dozens of corridors, but in his rankings Cascadia doesn’t make the cut as a high priority. That said, Delahanty is certainly onboard with a breakaway Republic of Cascadia spending its money on a high-speed rail venture. Delahanty also noted that if he had benchmarked Spain’s high-speed rail corridor between Madrid and Sevilla in the analysis, many more corridors in North America would have easily qualified, including Cascadia.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.