Thursday April 21, 2011

Riled about Rail is featuring an op-ed by the University of Dayton's Steven Harrod, who thinks much opposition to high-speed rail is emotional, not logical.

A opinion piece on high-speed passenger rail by Steven Harrod, assistant professor of operations management, has drawn considerable reaction, along with hundreds of comments and tweets.

"Riled about rail: Why all the anger over high speed trains?" was one of the most popular pieces on the CNN website, featured as one of the top pieces on CNN Opinion and linked to the CNN special report about infrastructure and transportation issues.

Harrod's research focuses on passenger rail scheduling. He has been fascinated by railways throughout his life and has traveled more than 25,000 miles, coast to coast, on Amtrak, and throughout the rail networks of the United Kingdom, Western Europe and Eastern Europe.

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