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  •  Could you take the train? (5+ / 0-)

    We used the train from Philadelphia to Washington DC a few years ago.  Wide seats, spaced far enough apart that you could recline a lot, and there were footrests.  Plenty of space for the bags we dragged on.  Quiet, comfortable ride.  I had a GPS with me, and turned it on, and we were going 125mph at some points.  No security lines, and we got off in downtown DC.  I think it was on time.

    But, a week later, taking the same line back up for the short trip to Baltimore-Washington airport to catch a flight home on Southwest, the train was delayed about 90 minutes.  We didn't miss our flight, but it was very close.

    Fast, reliable, on-time service by train could replace a lot of airplane trips.  And would it be that hard to have the trains connect directly to the airports, and maybe even do the passenger screening on the trains?

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 02:45:03 PM PDT

    •  Wish I could... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...I usually fly cross-country, though, and the train is not a viable option (even HSR, if it were available, would likely not be fast enough).

      "Life is the crummiest book I ever read - there isn't a hook, just a lot of cheap shots, pictures to shock, and characters an amateur would never dream up." - Bad Religion

      by TheOrchid on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:30:35 PM PDT

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