Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today in ridiculous infrastructure planning

Russia wants to bridge the Bering Strait. I say huzzah to them for it.

Between the Chunnel and this, I guess all the world's major economies would be linked by rail. But my understanding is that economics would still favor container ships for anything that didn't require speed. On the other hand, a high-speed rail across the north Pacific has some interesting possibilities. And unlike container ships, we can move trains with electricity.

1 comment:

Flocons said...

The conspiracy theorist in me sees this as an elaborate Russian plot to invade North America, and get us to pay half of the bill to do it.