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  •  high speed trains = BOONDOGGLE (0+ / 0-)

    Hate to break it to you, but high speed trains are as big a distraction as any other boondoggle. We can have medium speed trains - up to 110 mph, on existing track, but high speed requires a complete rebuild and that we are not going to do.

     Spare me the chatter regarding competition with airlines - a whole bunch of them are going bankrupt very shortly and then we'll have steady attrition thereafter due to fuel costs. We do not have a $DEITY given right to flit about on the ground at a mile a minute or in the air at eight times that speed.

    •  Why not? if we're going to socialize... (0+ / 0-)

      and if the economy is that bad, then maybe a New New Deal will have some public works projects that make it plausible.

      What exactly are you advocating if you don't like what's been presented? Do you want us to go back to horse-and-buggy?

      "Four More Months!" And counting... down.

      by JPax on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 01:06:27 PM PDT

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      •  rail electrificatoin (0+ / 0-)

        High speed rail means something very specific - digging up stuff that already works to put in something really fast. It won't get done nationally without $GOBS of money and a hammer of god style approach to eminent domain.

         Medium speed (110mph) rail is a plan that is already vetted via a Threshold 21 model produced by the Millennium Institute.

        •  I was thinking of purpose built segments (0+ / 0-)

          for specific high-traffic routes, not a huge re-railing of the entire country... I can see how that would be a non-starter.

          "Four More Months!" And counting... down.

          by JPax on Sat Sep 20, 2008 at 11:09:59 AM PDT

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