NPR Marketplace Segment on China HSR
I had a (very) brief appearance on NPR Marketplace’s Morning Report segment – you can listen to it here. The topic was China’s new Beijing to Shanghai HSR route which opened today to apparently rave reviews.
The segment is short and so only a snippet of our discussion was included, where I trash Congress for not stepping up to fund HSR in the US. I did mention that California voters showed more vision and leadership than Congress when they approved Prop 1A in 2008, and that the public supports high speed rail.
China understands that high speed rail – and sustainable transportation more broadly – is essential to 21st century prosperity. And I liked my closing line, which I came up with on the fly, that “if you don’t invest in your future, you’re not going to have one.”