Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Wow, you really are a central planner for the people instead of letting markets ( the people ) decide this.
At first, though, it won't be the people who decide; it will be some investors, whether that be the federal government or private ownership. Even assuming that this high-speed rail network will be 100% free-markety (and not a flat-out infrastructure investment like the Interstate highway system), I think Chiefzilla is just telling us what he thinks the project pitchmen will be telling their investors.
In other words, he's discussing it, here on a discussion board.