Joe Mathews: Southwest’s decline boosts high-speed rail

December 1, 2014

Joe Mathews writes in the Sacramento Bee:

I may have to take back everything bad I ever said about California’s high-speed rail project…

But the glory days of Southwest may be coming to an end.

Once known for its low fares and high customer satisfaction, the formerly idiosyncratic airline is becoming more like its dysfunctional competitors. Southwest’s on-time performance is now among the worst in the airline business. Flight cancellations are common, and prices have risen well above bus-service level…

In this context, high-speed rail looks less like an extravagance and more like a necessity…

Read the rest of the story in the Sacramento Bee, 28 November 2014

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