Sunday, August 08, 2010

Must read special section on high speed rail from Philadelphia Inquirer

All this week, the Philadelphia Inquirer is running a special section called Fast Track: Is America Ready for high-speed rail?

There are too many good things to say about this section already, and I can't wait to see what the next three days will bring.

I particularly like the graphic that explains what how much spending $10 billion a year on high speed rail really is compared to other things we buy through the federal government.

Please check out this section and take your time with it. I hope the paper makes lots of money from page views from around the world on this high speed rail section to inspire more reporting from on the topic.

3 Comments:

Blogger 牧宇 said...

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6:38 AM  
Blogger slim banks said...

The politics is what hampers HSR so much. I'm in California, and all the hand-wringing along sections of the route is frustrating to hear about. It's amazing to see how much damage NIMBY's can do along a course, especially when a big project gets watered down to an inferior product when years later people realize "We could have done better". Instead, we have a NIMBY dictated course that doesn't (necessarily) get it done.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Mister said...

Has anyone been following the increasing amount of scrutiny SNCF has faced over its Holocaust ties? ABC News did a fantastic piece a few weeks ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmvYJCYvxvA

4:01 PM  

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