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Old 07-21-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Meanwhile this is built while MTA is still ****. Nope not happening. Musk is an attention queen
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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I dunno. The city & state have done a pretty good job of sabotaging Airbnb's expansion in the city. Mainly union money and mainly the politician they pay for - Rosenthal.


When I travel abroad now I use airbnb and I've stayed in some incredible, quirky, interesting and just plain authentic places in cities that tourists just don't get the chance to when they go to hotel chains. Unfortunately, due to vested interests, that's what tourists to NYC get - a disneyfied corporate bandified ugh. Hotel unions are pretty strong here still.


You are right about Uber tho - they mashed the vested interests.
Lots of New Yorkers make money off Airbnb. Tourists to NYC use it all the time.


Uber and Lyft crushed it.

And look at how huge Amazon has become.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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And at least Musk has ideas and vision opposed to those who have none.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:09 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Well, there are great paying jobs in DC, so this may be of some benefit to NYs. Either way, working from the office is becoming a thing of the past, as telecommuting becomes more of a common practice, so quite frankly, the railroad is a waste.
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well, in many countries it's not uncommon to live 60mi range outside of work such as Tokyo. Their commuter train system is vastly superior to ours and workers don't have to live near Tokyo since they can get there a lot cheaper and quicker than our overpriced commuter train systems and majority of Japanese don't drive.

If we have great commuter train system, anyone could live in the Poconos and commute to work daily.
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Elon Musk has the right ideas. He is very imaginative when it comes to transportation. He is already pioneering the next best thing for low earth orbit travel by reducing launch costs. What the Northeast needs is high speed rail. The Northeast is home to NYC, DC, and top universities used by the global elite like Harvard and Yale. Such power of academia, money, policy making that affects the lives of many Americans and people around the world, but yet one of the most wealthiest place in the country does not have access to high speed rail? Amtrak should build a new rail line from Boston to DC that allows high speed rail transportation. 4 stops are Boston, NYC, Philly and DC. Their is no point doing high speed rail on existing Northeast Corridor line where Amtrak allows MTA, NJT and SEPTA to use their Northeast Corridor Lines on a regular basis. A policy maker who works for an NGO who works in DC can be home in his apartment in the UES. Or Caleb Goldstein who lives in Upper West Side can go to class in Harvard and come back home with high speed rail, therefore saving money on board.
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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the reason this would be hard to build is all the red tape and bureaucratic requirement for safety exits everywhere and emergency vehicle access

It will get built soon though I think.... in China.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:00 PM
 
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Unfortunately a one-way trip will cost $1799.
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Old 07-22-2017, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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They need to worry about building the Hudson Tunnels first.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The new Tesla Model 3 starts at 35K. Sure its not a Ford Focus price, but you don't need to be anywhere near rich.


Base prices for the 2017 Tesla Model S sedan range from $68,000 to $134,500, depending on package; the 2017 Model X crossover ranges from $88,800 to $138,800. Further upgrades are available (more on that below).


The "new Model 3" is an ANNOUNCEMENT not an actual AUTOMOBILE.


Like the old joke: Women goes into a greengrocer and says "I want a pound of tomatoes." Grocer says, "that will be $1.50."
"Preposterous says the woman...Jakes down the block sells them for $1."


Grocer: "So Then buy them at Jakes."
WOman: "He's out of them."


Grocer: "When I'm out of them I sell them for $.50.


Elon Musk's plan for a million person city on Mars relegated him to the ass hole pile. This vacuum train to Washington is just slightly less dimwitted.
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