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  •  ROI is definitely.. (1+ / 0-)
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    Wham Bam

    ...the issue here.  I have also read that the train will go more slowly on the peninsula and near LA + part of keeping costs down is not using rails in areas that enable high speed.

    Suggested that it would be 3 hours and 40 minutes to LA.

    So slower means less reason to ride.

    And like you said how much does it cost?

    No point in building it if you don't get the ridership - better to repave roads or build new solar utilities or other.

    The technology is certainly cool and I would love to see it, but I don't think one can be so cavalier with so much money.

    "And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space" Khalil Gibran

    by bcdelta on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 07:55:02 AM PDT

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