Transportation: Megaloplar

Transportation experts have a mouthful of a phrase to describe the area between Washington and Boston. It is the "Northeastern Megalopolitan Corridor," and it implies just what "megalo" means in medicine: an abnormal enlargement. Not too many years hence, the metropolitan centers of Washington. Baltimore. Philadelphia. New York and Boston will have crept so near each other that they will be one huge, headachy city. These urban areas already comprise better than 20% of the nation's population, account for almost 30% of U.S. manufacturing, 20% of its retail trade and 27% of the federal income tax take—and...

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