There's Nothing Ridiculous About Trains Replacing Planes

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Henry Grabar: Critics will whine, as they always do, that high-speed rail can’t pay for itself. But neither do highways or airports, especially when you account for their enormous externalities. What makes the failure in California so frustrating is not that it was crazy to suggest the train could sharply curtail California’s intercity air travel — but that it might have, if we’d done it right.

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