🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Amtrak Spent 11 Years and $450 Million to Save Acela Riders 100 Seconds'
Fitting that I’m reading this the day after booking Acela tickets. Fits with what I’ve said in the past: Northeast Corridor is great, but lets bring trains elsewhere too. link to ‘Amtrak Spent 11 Years and $450 Million to Save Acela Riders 100 Seconds’
Whenever I book travel for work, I pull up the Amtrak website to see if it would be in any way practical to add a rail component to the trip to replace flying (or driving, but it’s rare that I drive for work travel). Given the state of American rail, this is most often an exercise in disappointment. My only success story in four years at this job was when I attended a conference in Bordeaux; I flew into Paris and then took a low-cost OuiGo TGV for my trips between Paris and Bordeaux.