California’s Big Dig: Elaine Chao can take the train to Fresno off federal life support. Romantic ideas die hard. World Fair 1939 Train.

Thought Piece [There are many great sounding ideas and beautiful prototypes on which significant government money should never be spent. The California high speed train from Sacramento to San Diego is probably one of those. This futurist project never made any economic sense, because it could not support itself with user revenues, even in small subdivisions. If CA [...]