If California/America doesn’t get high speed rail.. US is gonna lag way behind.
I always fly home from SD to the Bay. 1.5h flight time. Convenient. Definitely beats an 8h drive. But airplanes—heavy polluters. I’d (and I’m sure many others would) like another choice of transportation.
If California HSR: San Diego to SF Bay Area: 4.5h. Train travel: no security check. don’t need to get to the station an hour early. even more convenient! less pollution. etc.
There’s so much more to HSR, and I’m not an expert, but: California voters voted for this! Can we get this built already???! There will be $$$$$ out of this, I’m sure.
photos: The french high speed train my mom and I took from Zürich to Paris, aug.2010.