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Building high-speed rail will be like standing in the chilly vestibule of a mid-winter Amtrak train in Chicago and burning million-dollar bills to keep warm. But that’s what happens when you base your transportation policies on the slogan from a Kevin Costner movie rather than on real data.

That from the ever-worth reading Antiplanner.  How dare Ed Glaeser question the brilliance of high-speed rail? Did I mention that “they” want to build such a line between Rochester (yes Rochester) and New York City?

4 Responses to “Quotes I Enjoyed Today”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    Good link, thanks.

  2. Speedmaster says:

    High speed and light rail are two fetishes of “progressives” that I don’t get.

  3. chip says:

    If I could get from Rochester to NYC in 3 hours or less by train for a cheaper price than flying, there’d be no sense for me to fly…

  4. wintercow20 says:

    The point is that it would be a cheaper “nominal” price … to you … but find me a justification for why I should pay for your trip from Rochester to NYC? Of course you would want to do it if the price was right – that is why the idea of light rail is so appealing.

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