As I always say, American transport policy is held hostage. Although no additional evidence is needed, I direct your attention to the latest news concerning development of HSR lines to serve California’s major population centers.
France will be taking a lead role in this because… well, you can figure that out for yourselves. I appreciate the cordial, and I hope mutually beneficial, cooperation on this developing project.
France 24 reports:
California is on track to build a high-speed rail network using French technology and know-how.
The project will cost California 95 billion dollars, in a country that is still largely dependent on road and air travel.
State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said: “America’s railroad system is no faster than it was 100 years ago and still runs on that old system.
“We need to do what other countries are doing. All over the world there are trains that go at 400 km/h.“We need to do the same in this country, and especially in California.”