I’ve been involved in high speed rail, specifically this project. We developed a system that could weld the track sections (NOT an easy task) and then we got involved in some ONR stuff as a result, and it all sort of disapeared.

Look, people, High Speed Rail isn’t going to work in this country. We were built on individual transport, and individual transport is what we want. There are a lot of people who wish for rail, but they’re clearly more interested in the romance of it than the reality of it. The reality of it, is that it’s never going to profit, and it’s never going to be anything but an infrastructure cash sink.

h/t ed hering