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California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right
California's bullet train: We owe it to our grandchildren to get this right

No one likes mass transit more than me, and trains are my favorite form of it. They're good for the environment, they are fun to ride, and you zip right past all the planet-killing motorists sitting in traffic. But urban planners often fall short when it comes to making train systems as useful as they could be, which sets the stage for critics who call every idea that doesn't involve more cars a boondoggle. Here in Los Angeles, getting Metro to LAX seems like job one, but not something we are likely to see in our lifetimes. In New York, direct train connections between LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports remain as elusive as a World Series win by the Chicago...

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