My essay advocating for investment in high-speed rail is now available in the current issue of Wired. Readers are already writing with interesting feedback. One gentleman strongly objected to my statement that highways in the U.S. are awesome. A fair point when stuck in a particular traffic jam or construction zone, but looking at the country as a whole, and especially some of the mountainous terrain that the U.S. Highway System cuts through, I don't think my statement is inaccurate. Robert Pulliam of Houston, Texas wrote to say that I should take a look at so-called tubular rail. I had seen these mock ups somewhere previously, but I don't know of anyone who's giving the technology serious consideration. If you've heard otherwise, send me a note.
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AuthorDavid Wolman