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Old 09-15-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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You must be joking. You can't get into a taxi for $2.
What's a taxi?
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You must be joking. You can't get into a taxi for $2.
I'd happily pay 30 dollars for a round trip the convenience alone would be worth it. I'm sure for commuters a special deal could be reached or maybe companies would buy passes for there employees.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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You must be joking. You can't get into a taxi for $2.
I'm neither joking nor serious. I am admittedly simply pulling numbers out of thin air to ask hypothetically "What if being able to take the hyperloop was cheap enough that a low-income family that is struggling to get by in Denver could move to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for a lower COL and the parent/s could take the HL in to their jobs in Denver every day and not being spending all their time on the road/paying through the nose to make the commute?" That's all. If the hyperloop were reasonably priced commuting transport, it could make a difference for a lot of people.
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:58 PM
 
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What's a taxi?
It's like an Uber, but costs more and the driver doesn't speak English.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Why not just make AMTRAK work, and expand the routes? Would take a fraction of the $$$ needed for this. What's the big f*ck*n hurry anyway?
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Why not just make AMTRAK work, and expand the routes? Would take a fraction of the $$$ needed for this. What's the big f*ck*n hurry anyway?
Amtrak is to slow
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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Amtrak is to slow
And too inefficient and too expensive, in non-densely populated areas. Trains work well in the Northeast. I had a summer jobs while in high school, commuting into Manhattan on the LIRR, and when I lived in the northern Phila 'burbs, often took NJTransit (same tracks as Amtrak NE Corridor) into Manhattan for weekend day trips. Personally, I couldn't imagine doing that every day. it's such a rat race.

For trains to work, we need to take a lesson from the Europeans.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I agree Barry low density and trains just don't mix like oil and water or ham sandwiches without the ham.
I think a hyperloop would be the superior alternative for investment both publicly and privately.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Honestly, I put way more faith in driverless car technology than the hyperloop. If the hyperloop suffers a decompression failure everyone in the tube will be killed by rapid deceleration and/or the shockwave generated by air rushing in at the speed of sound. Everyone. It will be 100% fatal.
Can't the same be said about airplanes?
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I agree Barry low density and trains just don't mix like oil and water or ham sandwiches without the ham.
I think a hyperloop would be the superior alternative for investment both publicly and privately.
That's one of the problems with Colorado as a demo site for the hyperloop, too. You'll have to listen to this one, no transcript. Pueblo To Cheyenne In Minutes? CDOT Starts Study On Front Range Hyperloop | CPR
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