San Jose Mercury News columnist Scott Herhold rides transit and his old Nishiki to get around.
He’s also bought into the idea that density is a pre-requisite for successful high speed rail. This also seems to be the conclusion in this Freso Bee story on Spain’s high speed rail system, which makes me wonder if Southwest Airlines is once again distributing anti-rail talking points to kill HSR with Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt before it even gets off of the ground. People like to point out that Spain’s high speed rail system cannot be profitable, but they never mention that publicly funded highways are also revenue sinks for the public.
But I digress. Cap’n Transit addresses the density argument here.