Somebody pass this along to those Troglodytes unfortunate misinformed but well-intentioned people we discussed below who oppose HSR in Alberta Province.
TIME carries a discussion of Christopher Steimer’s $20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better.
Are there examples in other countries of large-scale projects that Americans might learn from?
I think what the Chinese are doing on many of their rail lines — vast upgrades to electrified high-speed passenger rail — is something we should emulate. Spain has revolutionized travel across their country by linking most major metropolises through a sparkling new high-speed rail network. The U.S. has nothing like it. But high gas prices will change that.
Get ready for the demise of Wal Mart, an increase in American manufacturing, and families living closer together. That sounds like a middle-class utopia. What a mess!
The transportation implications are discussed at length. One would think that sanity would prevail in public policy, but since when would that matter?