Dec 30 2005, 05:59 PM
Overseas, the Trains and the Market for Them Accelerate
KREFELD, Germany - Even more high-speed trains? Europe must be kidding.
This is how today's NY Times begins a long and interesting article about the explosive growth of 150-mph trains everywhere but in the U.S.
Article is at http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/30/business...?pagewanted=all
It's enough to make the angels weep.
Dec 30 2005, 07:18 PM
Europe still believes in the novel concept of if they still succeed in getting passengers to ride, why not invest in the network to get it to grow even more. Something that seems to be missing over here, as the article suggested, we have 2 of the three things needed to make HSR work. We seem to lack the Political Will.
Dec 30 2005, 11:01 PM
Europeans still believe that governement can work, they still know that humans survive only when we stick together and look out for each other. The inablity of the sole superpower, the greatest military might over seen, the most prosperous nation around to put in place a modern transit system is a warning that something is deeply wrong with America.