Bullet Trains Aren't Magic
It's hard to see how to develop the Northeast Corridor without building more mass transit. Air travel -- well, I don't need to tell you what air travel is like these days. Interstate 95, the main highway between Boston and Washington, is increasingly choked at all hours. The main routes in and out of the major cities barely move at rush hour, and the local roads connecting the megalopolis's smaller cities to each other have also clotted up. Within the urban core of Manhattan, it is often faster to walk across town than it is to take a taxi.
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