What’s the future of transportation in California?

Union Station, Los Angeles Credit: Eric Norris/CC BY 2.0.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday he’s scaling back high speed rail in California, effectively killing the dream of getting from LA to San Francisco in less than three hours. Does that mean high speed rail is doomed for the rest of the US? 

Credits

Guest:
Anthony Perl - Simon Fraser University in Vancouver; author of “Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer