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More on Glaeser and high speed rail

I mentioned before some analysis done by the New York Times’ Ed Glaeser on the economics of high speed rail between Houston and Dallas. His series has come under a lot of criticism – see that post, along with these two from Ryan Avent for some of that – along with some support from his fellow Times blogger Eric Morris. Now that his seris is complete, here’s a more in depth critique from The Infrastructurist, which uses the Texas T-Bone instead of Glaeser’s hypothesized Houston-Dallas line. The good news is that The Infrastructurist sees a high speed rail line as paying for itself. The bad news is that he’s basing his analysis on a fully built system in the year 2030. I sure hope we can get to where he’s projecting a bit faster than that.

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