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Friday, August 26, 2011

U.S. rail boosters are missing the bus

Now across my laptop comes news of another area in which private sector actors have overtaken government. Again an older technology has been improved and adapted to fill a need, while government dithers. The old technology in this case is buses.
While the Obama administration has been desperately seeking to spend $53 billion on so-called high-speed rail lines, private businessmen have developed Chinatown and Megabus lines that provide intercity service that has attracted legions of price-conscious travelers.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/2011_0826us_rail_boosters_are_missing_the_bus/ 

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