Sunday, March 08, 2009


The Obama Administration is talking up high-speed rail, both to reduce congestion at airports and as the sort of project to spend stimulus funds on.

I've ridden high speed rails in Japan and Europe, and I like them. But the scale is different there - cities are closer together. In the US, I fear the critical mass for such rail will be limited to a few key city pairs, as is the case now where the only significant rail-riding going on is in the DC-New York-Boston corridor.

Will Californians ride trains between San Francisco and Los Angeles? I dunno...


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