I am tired of comparing our transportation system to other nations’ and being embarrassed.
I want to travel on a train that goes 300 mph between Washington, D.C. and New York City. I’d also like to drive on smooth highways. And, while I am at it, I’d like to know that the Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic control system isn’t relying on antiquated computers.
Somewhere along the way, expecting our national transportation infrastructure to be cutting edge has become more and more like a child wanting a pony under the Christmas tree than a serious policy discussion.