High-speed can also be good for business, but the political debate in California seems to focus more on lifestyle and housing.
A collision of visions on bullet train: The high-speed rail line would transform California lifestyles for the better, backers say. Opponents see a costly social-engineering folly.
The graphic above shows projected growth based on both current trends and “smart growth.” What do you think?
Photo: An artist’s rendering shows what the area near a high-speed rail station in Fresno could look like. Credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority