Saturday, January 23, 2010

Trains > Planes

Why can't something like this be the next great public works project of our country? If we can sink billions into banks and wars, I don't see why we can't sink billions into training people to build, maintain, and operate an entirely new mass transit system that connects every major city in America.

At this speed I could travel from Seattle to Miami in ten hours -- no layovers, no chintzy bags of mixed nuts, no breathing stale air while cramped in a winged Pringles can, and no bitchy stewardesses. Instead, just attractive and accommodating rail attendants who enjoy mingling with passengers in the bar car/disco-tech... Ha, ha.

All aboard!