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An upside of high-speed rail? It's more traveler friendly than flying
An upside of high-speed rail? It's more traveler friendly than flying

In the holiday spirit, here's something cheerful to say about the California bullet train if Gov. Jerry Brown ever gets it assembled: It would be a whole lot more passenger-friendly than demeaning air travel. No torturous, long security lines. No stripping off your belts and shoes. No pat-downs or X-rays. No inhuman stares. No re-dressing. Instead, Welcome Aboard. Use the tray table anytime. No need for a seatbelt. Recline and relax. Granted, there is still a caboose load of questions about this $68-billion project, which is projected to cost double what voters were promised back in 2008 when they approved $9 billion in bonds to help build a 500-mile high-speed rail line...

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