The airline industry is wonderful. We can cover thousands of miles in a matter of hours. But many of us would sometimes like to actually see the country, or travel on land from time to time. We also need much better connectivity between metropolitan areas and to develop transportation alternatives to the solo-driven automobile. I hope the administration will be inspired by the rapid and high-quality way in which China has developed high-speed rail.
Locally, there are many opportunities for high-speed rail, including from Atlanta to Athens, Atlanta to Chattanooga, or Macon, etc. I hope our state and local governments will pay attention to this issue as well.
SALPI ADROUNY, JOHNS CREEK