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Old 08-05-2014, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Denver
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They should copy and past tokyo In northern california or southern oregon
Why not all over?
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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I'd have a underground city in the desert and a futuristic circular city in the Midwest and east coast
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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LOL. Never. Have you ever ridden the NYC subway? It's like you're in a third world country.
Total BS. The NYC subway is not like being in a third world country. It is like being in 1915.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:55 AM
 
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not improving our infrastructure will hurt our economy really bad..
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Entitlements VS Infrastructure

Japan does not pay even a fraction of what the US does in entitlements. Therefore they have more money for infrastructure.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Berkeley, S.F. Bay Area
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Why Congress don't want to improve Infrastructure in American cities in Japan it seem their some of their cities are better than there with their infrastrcture
Well not to sound like I'm boosting my city but I live in the Bay Area and I find much similarities between my time there and in Hiroshima and Tokyo. For example, the subway BART is similar to most Japanese subway commuter systems and are virtually unheard of outside of the Bay Area in the United States.

Secondly the usage of street cars is very alike Hiroshima, and the soon coming bullet train obviously indicates we're playing catch up with East-Asia. But we have an abundance of bridges, highways, and right-of-ways for bicycles, efficient bus systems, and quashed together housing. We're not perfect (BART isn't nearly extensive enough) but it's quite close, and if San Francisco was located in Japan I might not notice the difference.

As for the rest of the country, it's a whole different matter.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Cedar Rapids
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the U.S. won't fix its failing infrastructure, because we'd rather spend it on war and defense....until bridges and roads start collapsing and killing people, that's when we'll update our infrastructure
That already happens.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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American employees receive benefits and pensions which burdens city governments. Retirement plans alone will likely bankrupt many large cities due to the impending retirement of the Boomer generation.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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It is not only Japan, but most of Western Europe too. Try driving on I-90 east in Snoqualmie Pass in WA state. It will feel like your car has flat tires because it's so bumpy and unpleasant. They are not even considering repairing that major freeway anytime soon even though the pavement is from the 60s. I-90 is dangerous
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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American employees receive benefits and pensions which burdens city governments. Retirement plans alone will likely bankrupt many large cities due to the impending retirement of the Boomer generation.
Employees in other countries actually receive a lot more benefits.
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