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by Elana Schor
Re: NJ HSR advocates pushing for funding: Fixing a bridge to help the Acela run faster (presumably) would be great, but doesn’t exactly represent a broad vision for HSR in this country nor is it the strongest argument for why we need $4B vs $1.2B. Think bigger! Also, transit advocates seem to be confusing TOD with HSR; both are laudable goals, but two totally different things.
I agree that it isn’t a broad vision to fix a bottleneck on the NEC. It isn’t very flashy and probably wouldn’t be a good move PR wise. At the same time, the NEC is the most important rail corridor in the country and anything which makes it a little faster is going to improve the travels of the most commuters. I do agree with your other statements and they need to think bigger.
I meant travelers not commuters sorry.
“I still don't understand how traffic engineers are so concerned about "liability, liability, liability" for any remotely nonstandard design, and then actual, real life death traps are allowed to persist with no accountability whatsoever.”
– Jake Wegmann
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