Senators, governor seek high speed rail funding
Original post made on Nov 26, 2009
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on Nov 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm
High speed rail, eh? Rode the bullet train in Japan in 1963.
After all the money Feinstein, Boxer and Schw. waste we'll wind up with another version of AMTRACK -- slow, obsolete, dirty, never on time at 50 miles per hour tops.
What you do not realize that fast trains need fast train tracks and infrastructure which it takes decades to develop.
on Nov 27, 2009 at 7:56 am
I understand that for millions instead of billions we could improve the existing track bed to increase the speed to about 130 mph. Why don't we do that?
Why? Because the politicians have ulterior motives to push this project. More money equals more power. Who cares about fiscal responsibility! If it was their salary and perks that were going to pay for it I bet we'd get a different story!
on Nov 27, 2009 at 9:49 am
Spain could do it. Italy could do it. We all know Japan has done it. We can, should and will, build it and we will all love it. Enough of the nay-sayers, some of whom seem to oppose everything. We've had a top-notch team working on high-speed rail for years now. The sooner, the better!