Strait – On: History of American transportation – California and the Supertrain

File PhotoThe United States is sorely behind in one aspect of public transportation: The super train. ■ Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter The American urge to travel began with the Pilgrims coming here from England in 1642. The Massachusetts was merely a jump off spot for all points west. From there, we have gone from ship to shank’s mare back to ships and then to the skies, ever and always seeking land beyond the horizon and finally, as a most recent ambition, beyond the horizons, into space. However, all transportation, as we know it, begins on the ground and that’s where to start in search of a super means to take

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