CSX pact clears way for N.Y. high-speed rail plans

A newly sealed agreement with CSX has cleared the way for New York to move ahead with high-speed rail plans. The two-year, $4.5 million planning process is under way, and project managers are preparing for work on the first 11-mile stretch. CSX has required that "high-speed" trains run 79 mph over its freight tracks, instead of the 110 mph on dedicated passenger-rail tracks.

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