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RE: A ride on the fastest high-speed train in the world
Maybe what should be done in this country is to complete a few short lines like the one in the story to link, say, downtown L.A. with LAX to demonstrate to Americans what the very best and fastest high-speed rail technology can do. The same thing should be done in each of the 10 largest SMSAs. When that has been done, move on the the next 10 SMSAs. Do this before linking metro areas with each other. In this way, a large proportion of the population can be introduced to the benefits of high-speed rail without spending the kind of money it would take to create a national HSR system. When a sufficiently positive degree of public opinion about HSR has been created, a productive national debate about linking the whole country can commence.
Posted by garywainright@...
4th Mar 2011