Culture Wars Nonsense around the HSR and a Technocratic Answer « Sustainable Cities and Transport

Lisa Schweitzer takes on Ryan Avent on HSR: Culture Wars Nonsense around the HSR and a Technocratic Answer
Among other good points …

Secondly, Avent’s whipping out the 100 million population growth number made me laugh. That means we need inter-regional HSR instead of building urban subways or heavy rail? That’s what that number means? It doesn’t make sense. Yes, there will be greater demand for inter-regional travel, but there will be much greater demand for within region travel-there always is. That means if we are gong to spend billions on transit, the resources should be going to urban transit systems first.

Alfred Kahn, Chief Architect of Airline Deregulation, Dies at 93

Obituary from NY Times: Alfred Kahn, Chief Architect of Airline Deregulation, Dies at 93.
Transportation deregulation was a very big deal.

Disney Tackles Major Theme Park Problem: Lines

From the NY Times: Disney Tackles Major Theme Park Problem: Lines
Disney isn’t reducing lines (through congestion or reservation pricing) much, (there is the occasional added capacity), mainly it just sends entertainment out. Maybe we should have jesters at long traffic lights to entertain drivers.