Originally Posted by blaise
Well they're going to need a pretty convincing assessment of the supposed ROI people are getting in order to sell them on billions of dollars worth of bullet trains between midwestern cities. Good luck. I doubt you'll even be approaching reasonable levels.
It isn't going to be difficult to sell proctor and gamble on the benefit, given that Cincinnati is one of the most expensive airport hubs in the country. Or corporations that spend millions every year to accommodate inconvenient air travel. Or tourist destinations like the indianpolis speedway that allow for more access. Or to assess the damage if the northeast invests in rails, and the midwest does not, which essentially isolates the midwest from major business hubs.