The idea of building the system as a kind of Interstate System for the 21st Century is idealistic at best. As is being seen in California the best that can be hoped for is limited HSR service in congested urban areas like Los Angeles. In the San Francisco Bay Area the HSR plan is doomed to die a death by a thousand cuts via lawsuits and other forms of NIMBY-ism.
Oddly, a bad economy is going to be the best thing to prevent this from ever being built.
Moronic! Pure libtard lunacy!
You may laugh at this but hybrid airplane and lighter than air ships are more practical and likely.
I don’t want a high speed rail, though. I want an 1800s kind of train with buffalo hunting from the windows encouraged.
Yes that makes him uniquely qualified in this venture...
It’s bad form to post an article about a picture then not post the picture. How hard is it?
Directly into union coffers for laundering then return to dem pol's.
We saw this fantasy map already, I think.
There were efforts by the private railroads to increase the speeds of intercity trains back in the 50s and early 60s, all of which were crushed by increasing governmental regulation imposed by liberal politicians in DCwho now claim to be champions of high-speed passenger rail, at ten to twenty times the price.
These are the same artist conceptions that, when created in 1967, showed how we all would be vacationing on the moon right now.
Of course these will be operated by thousands of highly compensated Amtrak employed Teamster represented Democrat supporting employees.
Just think if we had NOT gotten into all the wars AFTER
WW2, “Korea, Vietnam, Iraq 1, Iraq 2, Afghanistan, Pakistan”
how many hi-speed trains we would have AND ZERO killed
from the armed services. Another point. Increase the gauge
of the HS rail 12 to 188 inches.
Let’s see: LA to NY by air $200 and 6 hours. by “high speed” train (not including the $2 trillion subsidy) $800 and 2 days. Including subsidy and something like current riders (30 million), that would be $68,800 and 2 days. Looks like a trillion dollars STILL is a huge amount of money.
Modern Freight Trains also remains a very economical solution to moving very large volumes of goods.
However "light rail" or whatever the hell they keep pushing on us is nothing but a government slush fund program.
If the Free Market Demands them, they will be built.
Otherwise, we will always have our train sets.
What does this sentence mean in English : "petition to the White House to fund such a system"?
In the SF Bay area there is NO WHERE to build a corridor for high speed anything. The current state plan calls for bussing people from the Bay Area to the central valley to pick up a train. The top speed for the train proposed in California turns out to be less than 60 mph due to all of the right of ways and towns up and down the valley.
this map is some idiot’s wet dream
Ridership is not a consideration.
This is a union make-work project.
Central planning. Where thinking is discouraged.