I am pleased by LaHood’s straight answer, and uneasy about what he said.
Airlines should, and must, coexist with HSR. Who would want to fly St. Louis- Chicago? There are dozens of obvious HSR corridors, but we will always fly Chicago to San Francisco. Airlines should concentrate on the core business – and the most profitable.
As to LaHood’s commentary on the President’s vision, pass that bong over here, sir.