by Bernard Schaer
It does not seem likely that you or I will travel by train from Paris to Bruxelles – a roughly 200 mile distance – in just 80 minutes anytime soon. Yet to me it is a great symbol of the status quo of this great country of ours and where our government’s priorities have been for many years now. The American rail system is ancient. It takes almost 3 hours for a 100-mile trip from Las Vegas, New Mexico to Albuquerque, NM.