Via Reason: ‘California’s Public Transportation Sinkhole’

Full post here.

‘To today’s transportation movers and shakers, such systems are giant jobs-creation programs designed to boost the economy and provide high wages to members of influential unions; and the key means by which to remake society in a way that is nicer to the environment and leads to a changed citizenry that is less likely to use automobiles to get around. Think of transportation these days less as civil engineering and more as social engineering.’

There doesn’t seem to be much evidence that high-speed rail will lead to economic sustainability; rather it seems more like a commitment to a certain social and political philosophy that has a large pool of public sentiment and interested parties involved in California.  As for actual nature…

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