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    ... projects overlooked. A regional stopping train service can work under conditions where a commuter rail system will not, and will still be a benefit to a local bus system with scheduling integrated with the rail services.

    Some failed projects are over-ambitious ... the Ohio HSR proposal several decades back was a grossly over-ambitious project, and set rail back a good long way by getting the idea entrenched on how expensive a statewide passenger rail system would have to be.

    If it had been along the lines of the Ohio Hub, it may well have got through in the first attempt, and would in any event have had a much better chance of getting through on second try before President Clinton signed NAFTA and shot the state's budget all to hell and back.

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