There was no discussion of the energy savings, pollution reduction, or improved productivity of high-speed rail linking population centers in California. Neither was there any discussion of the successes of high-speed rail lines in Japan, France, the U.K. or China. No, the opponents arguments rest on two points:
• Their homes are in the way.
•Americans could never carry it off.
Quoting from the story: "A project that will cost billions of dollars but actually will never get done." "A project whose purpose is to make politicians more powerful and their moneyed friends richer."
I guess the three musketeers weren't awake when Americans went to the moon, put a computer on a chip, or built the Internet.
Rob Walker, Walsh Road, Atherton