by Max Brantley
One of the highlights of my Asian trip was a short hop on the Shinkansen, the 180-mph Japanese bullet train (pictured), between Kyoto and Kobe. Slick.
So I can at least appreciate the dreaming about a high-speed rail corridor in Texas that now officially includes Arkansas officials working to push the link north through Texarkana to Little Rock.
I confess pessimism, but dream on rail buffs. Thanks to Rep. Steve Harrelson for the link.