I Have No Idea What I'm Doing

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S00:E02 - "High Speed Rail in the US"
Episode 45 • Published Jun 18, 2020

Thinking about a history of repeated near successes.

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Links and Show Notes

Beginnings

The 79 mph rule

Enter Shinkansen

Metroliner

UAC TurboTrain

Black Beetle

Failure of Private Passenger Service

Collapse and Rescue

Amtrak’s Problems

Finding a Footing

The Rainbow Era

Turboliners

All Talk, No Action

Enter Acela

JetTrain

More Recent Efforts

California High Speed Rail

Brightline

New Private Ventures

Seth Moulton’s Proposal

Challenges of HSR

Benefits of HSR