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


The 79 mph rule

Enter Shinkansen


UAC TurboTrain

Black Beetle

Failure of Private Passenger Service

Collapse and Rescue

Amtrak’s Problems

Finding a Footing

The Rainbow Era


All Talk, No Action

Enter Acela


More Recent Efforts

California High Speed Rail


New Private Ventures

Seth Moulton’s Proposal

Challenges of HSR

Benefits of HSR