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Speedy Trains Transform China →

parislemon:

Keith Bradsher:

Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline industry. With traffic growing 28 percent a year for the last several years, China’s high-speed rail network will handle more passengers by early next year than the 54 million people a month who board domestic flights in the United States.

Surprise: if you build it, they will come. Wouldn’t it be great if the United States could figure this out?

They’ve been trying to get high speed rails in California for decades, we have Amtrack back east and it’s the closest you’ll ever get to this. It’s nice to think we’ll join the rest of the world in the fast transit circle but stupidity and bureaucrats seems to be the biggest issue facing a new rail system.



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    Yes. Yes. Yes.
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    Great indeed.
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    Seriously.
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