I’m a huge high-speed rail fan. It is a tremendously efficient mode of transport, easy-to-use, comfortable, and even fun. Here in Europe, I am amazed at how nice it is every time I ride such trains. Of course, a large portion of our political leaders (in the party known for its tea escapades) do not seem to be aware of its many promises and positive features. The latest news on how they have nearly killed high-speed rail in the U.S. (some of Obama’s grand high-speed rail plan here) is as follows:
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