Thursday, February 11, 2010

Transit-Plan Prescription for Disappearing Detroit

Acela Express power car 2000 at BWI Rail StationImage via Wikipedia

Was this guy watching the same show as you?
Published: February 7, 2010

The biggest jolt in “Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City” comes as the director of Madrid’s subway and light-rail system talks about the importance of infrastructure. (Maybe “jolt” is too strong.) Discussing Spain’s ambitious high-speed rail system, he says countries that neglect their infrastructure experience “a slow decline in importance and their weight in the world.” Cut to Detroit’s imposing Michigan Central Station, sitting in abandoned, broken-windowed splendor. It doesn’t look like decline — it looks like whatever comes next.

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