Sherman library hosting talk on high speed rail in Japan and China

SHERMAN — The Sherman Library will be offering High Speed Rail in Japan and China presented by Jim Cameron on Wednesday, May 5 at 7 p.m. This is a remote program via Zoom.

Long-time commuter advocate and newspaper commentator Jim Cameron offers a lively presentation and Q&A on high speed rail in Asia. Why is the world’s best high speed rail (HSR) found in China? How did Japan establish the HSR standards 50+ years ago? Why doesn’t the US have true HSR…and will we ever?

Cameron explores the history of the high speed rail in Asia in an engaging, thought-provoking workshop with pictures and videos while still leaving time to answer questions. Cameron has been called “the transportation guru,” having spent over 25 years working and reporting on the issue.

A former NBC News anchor, Cameron is a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. A Connecticut resident for over 25 years, he served on the Metro-North Commuter Council and authors a weekly newspaper column, “Getting There,” which runs in the Hearst daily and weekly newspapers.

This program is free and is offered by the Sherman Library remotely through Zoom. For more information and to register, contact the library at SLprograms@biblio.org.