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  •  I don't get the Super Duper Bullet blaster in CA (0+ / 0-)

    We're supposed to spend umpteen billions for a new bullet line but I don't get it, 100 mph would be scary fine to get to LA.

    Y'all should see this ultimate disgrace of a rail line that starts in Silicon Valley and goes up to San Francisco.  Jaysus Christ, ancient diesels on poorly maintained tracks.  We'll have the bullet of the century but still have that incredible regression right there in the one of the most technically advanced areas of the globe.

    Just build real trains and take care of them.  We don't need a bazillion dollars going to some corporation to get around well.

    •  I'd like to see about 200mph (1+ / 0-)
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      overall as that would make it very competive with air line travel for long distances and greatly expand what 'urban' means. Done right people could live 30-40 miles out of the city and still have a respectable commute depending on other factors

      But yeah you're right frankly let's aim for a 100mph system and then improve it when people realize how awesome that is

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