The only explanation that makes sense in the country’s leadership insane opposition to high speed rail is the death grip hold the oil industry has on the GOP leadership. I have spent most of my summers visiting my family in France and I have driven from Paris to Bordeaux which is a 6 hour car ride. I have also taken the TGV from Paris to Bordeaux which is a 2 and 1/2 train ride. Say what you want against the European model but I admire the European’s commitment to future economic and environmental plans that are more than just a commitment to re-election. Their plans are often 5 or 10 year plans beyond any election cycles. It would serve us as a country much better if we had politicians dedicated towards plannning for the future instead of re-election.
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