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    Aunt Pat, shaggies2009

    ... airport, there is no such thing as a one hour plane.

    As far as the "I wonder if this is yesterday's solutions" ... its perfectly clear that if California's population grows over the next twenty years, more money will be spent on intercity transport. If its not in support of technology developed in the 1980's through to the past decade, it will be in support of technology developed in the 1920's to 1950's.

    The modeling projections are based, in both cases, on the status quo conditions with a lag. It assumes that the air and road infrastructure will not be increasingly obsolete in twenty years. So in that sense, it is a very conservative projection.

    The choice is between spending more money on road and airport infrastructure that is more likely to be a white elephant by the time that the twenty years are up ~ since once built, the HSR corridor will always be more efficient than air travel for that, and the HSR corridor will always be more efficient and more convenient than an individual driving themselves.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 05:47:30 AM PDT

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