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Old 02-09-2013, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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This Future Map Of The United States Is Way Cooler Than Any Current Map Of The United States

With all the talk about high speed rail to Savannah, I couldn't help think about how awesome this would be.

This Future Map Of The United States Is Way Cooler Than Any Current Map Of The United States

Maybe the Savannah rail could be a start?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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I just don't get it. Isn't flying through the air cooler than riding on the ground?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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If it is anything like the bullet trains in Japan I am totally for it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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I would say it's about time someone comes up with it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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I just don't get it. Isn't flying through the air cooler than riding on the ground?
It's certainly a lot more expensive and a lot less convenient.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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I loved taking the high speed trains in Europe but the problem is our overall population density just isn't high enough to have a nationwide network like that. In the corridor between Boston and DC there absolutely is and possibly between San Diego and San Fransisco but I just don't see it being dense enough here.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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This was discussed pretty much ad nauseam

Mayor Reed Wants High Speed Rail to Savannah
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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I loved taking the high speed trains in Europe but the problem is our overall population density just isn't high enough to have a nationwide network like that. In the corridor between Boston and DC there absolutely is and possibly between San Diego and San Fransisco but I just don't see it being dense enough here.
That's a very good point.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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If my aunt had nuts, she'd be my uncle.

HSR is not practical in the US outside of a few very dense corridors. Atlanta is not in one.

HSR is cool. Is it practical or worth the billions of dollars of investment? Heck no. A train to Savannah? LOLOLOLOL.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Jupiter, FL
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It's certainly a lot more expensive and a lot less convenient.
No.

I picked a random example: Berlin - Paris April 10-17

High-speed rail: $535
Airplane: $142

Flying is often cheaper than rail in America. In fact, flying is often cheaper than the Greyhound bus.

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