Has anyone else noticed that Amtrak's Acela Express recorded an operating surplus of 54 percent, revenue exceeding costs, in 2012? Almost all of the slow trains run at a deficit.
A recent web-surfing survey showed 24 nations currently operating high speed rail including Uzbekistan. California is a very slow learner: We left the pioneering to advanced nations, like China, Japan, and France.
-- Paul Raveling, El Dorado Hills