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Freakonomics » We Once Had Self-Driving Cars The case for high speed rail.

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Administration Announces Plan for Nationwide High Speed Rail

Firing the first shot across the budget bow, Vice President Biden announced plans for a high-speed rail network across the United States by 2036, as promised in his State of the Union address.  From Crooks and Liars If you look at the map that comes along with the description of the plan, you can see […]

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Railing Against Rail

people like me probably have a slight affinity for rail because it’s a kind of socially provided good. But I don’t think it’s comparably irrational: rail just makes a lot of sense for densely populated regions, especially but not only the Northeast Corridor. New York could not function at all without commuter rail, and Amtrak […]