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    Wednesday
    May122010

    Japan Seeks To Export High-Speed Rail Expertise To U.S.  

    Japan seeks to export its expertise in high-speed rail to the United States, according to a new report.

    On Tuesday, the Central Japan Railway Company took U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood on a 312-mile-per-hour test run on its experimental MLX01 maglev, the world’s fastest train, which can top out at 361 m.p.h.

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    Wednesday
    May122010

    Japan Woos Us Transit Head With 300-Mph Train Ride

    TSURU, Japan — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took a ride Tuesday on the fastest passenger train in the world, a Japanese maglev, as part of Tokyo's sales pitch for billions of dollars in high-speed train contracts from the U.S.

    Washington is attempting to drive development of a new train network that will eventually span the country, but the U.S. has almost no domestic experience or technology. Japan, with one of the most advanced train systems in the world, is an eager seller, though it has had scant success with exports so far.

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