Fellow Jonathan English has published “Getting Off Track: the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project in an International Context” in the Journal of Transport History:
The NECIP never achieved either Flyvbjerg’s technological or political sublime. It was far from Paris–Lyon, about which former French president Sarkozy once declared, “Le TGV, c’est la France!” (The TGV is France!) Instead, NECIP stands as an example of the challenges of implementing major infrastructure projects amid political fracture and technical inexperience. Learning from its lessons, however, could help make US rail infrastructure projects in the twenty-first century—including recent plans to once again upgrade the [Northeast Corridor]—an enduring success.