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Stuck in neutral

There’s nothing like holiday gridlock to show why it’s time to get behind high-speed rail.

Plane, train, automobile: These are the main choices facing stressed-out, soon-to-be-weary travelers headed to New York City for Thanksgiving.

There might be a fourth option, if we could make real the fantasies of some past and present governors. They envision a voyager’s nirvana, and not just for one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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