Travel News: Freshman rep Ocasio-Cortez wants high-speed rail to overtake aviation via Travel Weekly (reblog)

“The sweeping Green New Deal resolution put forward by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday has elicited concern from the Democratic head of the House’s aviation subcommittee.

The 14-page resolution calls for overhauling U.S. transportation systems to remove pollution and greenhouse gas emissions ‘as much as is technologically feasible.’ It specifically mentions placing a focus on high-speed rail.

Controversy, however, was stirred by Ocasio-Cortez, who provided more details of her Green Deal vision in an overview of the resolution. There, she called for building out high-speed rail ‘at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary.'”

Read the rest of the article via Travel Weekly’s Freshman rep Ocasio-Cortez wants high-speed rail to overtake aviation: Travel Weekly

What do you think? Is AOC’s plan a good one? 

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