Thursday, September 13, 2007


The state of medium distance passenger rail in this country is, of course, absurd, especially given the awfulness of the airport experience these days. While I lack any knowledge of the complexities of assembling the appropriate right of ways, there quite a few obvious places for high speed rail: Florida, Texas, California, various routes into Chicago, etc.

The Madrid-Barcelona line will open soon, and promises 2.5 hours for the 375 mile journey, city center to city center.