On Monday, entrepreneur Elon Musk announced plans to build a super-fast tube train connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco. He believes his plan will obviate the need for the California High-Speed Rail. Unfortunately, his math doesn’t add up.
Musk’s owning a car company definitely raises questions on his motives for trying to derail (sorry) the California High-Speed Rail. Now if he is really convinced of his technology, he should probably try it on a different corridor first (NY-DC?).