Gilbert B Norman wrote:Presumably if this project moves forth without any US taxpayer funds (hard as that is to believe), any "buy America" provisions endemic to other rail and transit projects will be obviated. There would however, expressed or implied, be "buy Japan" provisions with any such agreement.If I were an insurance company or pension fund and had appetite for some HSR risk, having Japanese tech, management and co-investors (and two enormous metro areas connected by straight utility ROWs) would seem to be as close to "doable" as a private (or PPP) opportunity would ever get. Whether that's close enough remains to be seen.
"Trying to solve congestion by making roadways wider is like trying to solve obesity by buying bigger pants."--Charles Marohn