As Beijing Becomes a Supercity, the Rapid Growth Brings Pains

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/world/asia/in-china-a-supercity-rises-around-beijing.html?mabReward=A1&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine#

A city the size of Kansas with a third of the entire U.S. population…… based on high speed commuter rail to connect the different areas.

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U.S. is locked in to an aging highway system

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http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/weak-link-state-infrastructure/us-locked-aging-highway-system

In some areas of the country there isn’t enough room to expand the roads to accommodate more traffic. Time to rethink how transportation works in this country.