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Old 07-20-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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underground hyperloop' will take passengers between New York and DC in just 29 minutes

https://electrek.co/2017/07/20/elon-...und-hyperloop/

Would it ever happen?
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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No.
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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Let them have at it, just leave Baltimore to remain its own metro.
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Old 07-20-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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This will be trans-formative and is well beyond due for the NYC-DC corridor. Travel among these cities needs to become faster and easier like yesterday. People already commute Delaware and PA to DC, or PA to NYC so this will only tighten things up more. I think additional forms of high speed rail still need to happen and carry more passengers however for this to feel like Japan. It would be nice to see spurs develop off a main line like the Maglev proposed to have stops at places like BWI airport, Wilmington, or Newark, heck maybe even Atlantic City should get connected better too.


https://www.bizjournals.com/washingt...-approval.html

BTW my answer is no to them becoming one metro.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Elon Musk also envisions having two more planned for California and Texas after the Northeast Corridor;

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-u...-idUSKBN1A525F

Travel needs a 21st Century upgrade and America has to catch up either way and this would be the answer both of those things. Plus the Northeast Corridor, California, and Texas are the United States' economic engine. The two largest state economies in America (both would be among the 10 largest economies on Earth if they were a country of their own), in addition to the national capital plus New York, arguably the most powerful city on Earth IMO.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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No, not now. I don't know how you could skip over Philly, unless you included it. That would make a possible NYC/DC CMSA that would cover seven States plus The District. Not feasible.

Transportation rarely is responsible for combining metro areas, (as the advent of jet travel never achieved such) but future tech perhaps may make this more tempting. I don't think we are there yet.

IMO, MSA and CMSA's need to check all the boxes on the following: 1. Virtually non-stop development between principle cities. 2. Same media, though this too is changing, and some metro areas have twin media outlets already. 3. A general feel that the two metros and/or principle cities are similar, (though this could indeed be open to interpretation).
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Old 07-20-2017, 05:14 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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No, not now. I don't know how you could skip over Philly, unless you included it. That would make a possible NYC/DC CMSA that would cover seven States plus The District. Not feasible.

Transportation rarely is responsible for combining metro areas, (as the advent of jet travel never achieved such) but future tech perhaps may make this more tempting. I don't think we are there yet.

IMO, MSA and CMSA's need to check all the boxes on the following: 1. Virtually non-stop development between principle cities. 2. Same media, though this too is changing, and some metro areas have twin media outlets already. 3. A general feel that the two metros and/or principle cities are similar, (though this could indeed be open to interpretation).
Commuting patterns are the main factor.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Let them have at it, just leave Baltimore to remain its own metro.
It's not its own metro now. It's part of the greater Washington DC CSA
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:55 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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It's not its own metro now. It's part of the greater Washington DC CSA
Baltimore is its own Metropolitan Area, not under the umbrella of any other metropolitan area.
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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No, not now. I don't know how you could skip over Philly, unless you included it. That would make a possible NYC/DC CMSA that would cover seven States plus The District. Not feasible.

Transportation rarely is responsible for combining metro areas, (as the advent of jet travel never achieved such) but future tech perhaps may make this more tempting. I don't think we are there yet.

IMO, MSA and CMSA's need to check all the boxes on the following: 1. Virtually non-stop development between principle cities. 2. Same media, though this too is changing, and some metro areas have twin media outlets already. 3. A general feel that the two metros and/or principle cities are similar, (though this could indeed be open to interpretation).
If physical travel time between NYC and DC was 30 mins, I would be in NYC twice a week for work vs. the current 2-3x a month. This would allow people to live in any city along the corridor and have a home base for work anywhere. Communiting patterns between the cities would be off the charts.
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