High-​​Speed Rail

What Would High-​​Speed Rail Do to Sub­urban Sprawl? It’s often impli­citly assumed that rail travel is bene­fi­cial in and of itself, but this New York Times blog post argues that the con­struc­tion of high-​​speed rail in the US — mooted as part of the stim­u­lus pro­gramme — could actu­ally foster urban sprawl.

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