Bullet Trains Aren't Magic

Cities are getting to the point where it is lot less physically possible to move more people around without putting in dedicated bus lanes or more rail.
You know you want to ride a Maglev.

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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