Brickbat: Maybe Your Next Flight Should Be on a Train


The French government says it will ban flights between cities connected by trains if the train trip* take less than two and a half hours. Officials said the move is aimed at increasing train ridership and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The ban will begin next year and will last three years, but it could be extended.

* This brickbat has been corrected to reflect that the ban is connected to the length of the train trip.