High-speed rail is dead in America. Should we mourn it? – Slate Magazine

High-speed rail is dead in America. Should we mourn it? – Slate Magazine.

Requiem for a Train

High-speed rail is dead in America. Should we mourn it?

If you live in Los Angeles, Orlando, Cincinnati, Chicago, Milwaukee, Raleigh, or any number of other U.S. cities, chances are you’ve read a news story that started something like this: “Imagine stepping on a train in [your city] and stepping off in [another major city] just two-and-a-half hours later. This dream could become a reality in the next [unrealistic number] years, thanks to plans for a national network of high-speed rail lines.”

Well, you can stop imagining it now. High-speed rail isn’t happening in America. Not anytime soon. Probably not ever. The questions now are (1) what killed it, and (2) should we mourn its passing?

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Read the full story here: Slate Magazine

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