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  •  High speed trains are my number one priority (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, BenGoshi

    I think that puts me in number one in this column too.

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    by 88kathy on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 03:17:02 AM PST

    •  Kathy, I'm curious. High speed trains... (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, thethinveil

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      . . . are your number one priority because you just believe it's something the U.S. needs to do (a position with which I agree), or because of that and that you're involved in some way, directly or indirectly, with high speed rail development?

      I'm one of those "typical Americans" who's lived in Japan, fallen in love with its rail system and am ashamed that we're so behind it.  I hear Americans who experience Europe are the same way.  

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      "I have to go now. I feel . . . sticky." Anthony Bourdain

      by BenGoshi on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 05:58:14 AM PST

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      •  No I'm not involved in development. I am a (2+ / 0-)
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        believer.

        I have ridden American trains with people from other counties.  They are incredulous and polite at the same time.  Telling them that a train 12 hours late is not unusual gets you the strangest expression.

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        by 88kathy on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 06:04:59 AM PST

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        •  12 hours late? (2+ / 0-)
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          RunawayRose, 88kathy

          And you're not joking?

          Wow.

          \snark

          Better increase the subsidy for air travel...

          /snark

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          by wrights on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 06:54:54 AM PST

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          •  The passenger trains share the tracks with (1+ / 0-)
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            freight trains.  They have a window of use, if they miss that time it serious delay.  Yes, 12 hours, I have experienced it.  Four hours is more normal.

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            by 88kathy on Sat Mar 06, 2010 at 07:16:09 AM PST

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