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RE: Amtrak's high-speed rail vision for 2040: New York to Washington in 96 minutes
Why is it that the U.S. is so far behind Europe, Japan and China other than very poor government and labor union interference. China alone will double its high speed rail system, alrady with something like 2,400 miles of high speed railway, in the next 3 years (yes 3 years) while it will take the U.S. 30 years for a (gasp) few hundred miles. Three guesses concerning airlines and airplane industry payoffs to our representatives in Washington. If you don't think they are against rail travel cutting into their profits you have your head in the sand. Thier lobby groups (hundreds of them) beat the congressional doors down every day.
Posted by jwknight
1st Oct 2010