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Old 08-03-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Northeast states
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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
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Old 08-03-2014, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Probably not.. I wish we had the infrastructure of Japan as well
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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Bottom line -- Americans have become too cheap. We want to have our cake and eat it too. I think many people are beginning to accept that we need to invest a LOT more money in infrastructure nationwide, but the vast majority of money is being put towards getting roads/highways/public transit in a good state of repair, as opposed to expansions or massive upgrades.

I think it's important to note, though, that Japan has dramatically higher population density (by about 10-fold), thus making it much more economical to support widespread, modernized subway or high-speed rail systems. There are very few places in America that could make something like high-speed rail economically feasible (essentially the Northeast Corridor and coastal California).

Only when we have much greater population density in our urban areas will we be able to match Japanese infrastructure on a national scale.
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Old 08-03-2014, 06:05 PM
 
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LOL. Never. Have you ever ridden the NYC subway? It's like you're in a third world country.
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Old 08-03-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Northeast states
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LOL. Never. Have you ever ridden the NYC subway? It's like you're in a third world country.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:10 AM
 
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Angry never

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
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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I doubt it. I was in Japan last year and their infrastructure makes the USA look like a 3rd world country. As the previous poster said, as long as we continue to spend most of our money on the military, we will continue to fall behind countries like Japan.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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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's already happening and could happen to thousands of dilapidated bridges in the US.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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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

Fox News had a Libertarian on there that believes all roads should be privatized, even owned by individuals that have the right to determine who is allowed on their road. Also of course they would be allowed to charge anyone whatever they see fit. He doesn't want one dime of taxes to go for roads, bridges, trains, etc. Welcome to the wonderful world of America, fast on its way to third world status.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: bend oregon
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They should copy and past tokyo In northern california or southern oregon
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