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Old 11-18-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You think more people would rather have a high speed train instead of a car?

Question. If I want to go to the store to get a bunch of groceries, would I simply use an app to summon the train to my front door and take me to the store where it waits patiently for me or do I have to call the train operator from my phone?
Generally you would walk GASP to a grocer and get a few things no need for a train. Also yes I do think most people would prefer cities with mass transit cars are a pain in the neck.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Don't want to be that close to that many people. The thought of it makes my skin crawl.
You would not survive in Japan. They have rail workers that push people into the cars like sardines. They do, however, wear white gloves while pushing.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:01 AM
 
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Generally you would walk GASP to a grocer and get a few things no need for a train. Also yes I do think most people would prefer cities with mass transit cars are a pain in the neck.
I would walk 5 miles to get my groceries?

Oh, I didn't realize how practical rail was. Sign me up.

Can you also find me a solution to having water pipes directly to my house? I'd prefer a method where I had to walk a great distance carrying a bucket.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Generally you would walk GASP to a grocer and get a few things no need for a train.
Wow! and become a third world country where people spend a huge part of their day getting food and water.

My nearest grocery store is about four miles. Not exactly my idea for a daily walk to get food.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Thank you... appreciate someone seeing the absurdity of not building High Speed Rails in the US. Its pure insane, we need a whole new set of politicians. If we get rid of the Republican always chasing Tax Cuts, we could have one, as well as Health Care Nationalized and many other things. I hope at some point American awakens and abolish the Republican Mentality in this country. It has been a killer of many sorts to everything that can move America forward as a nation and on the comparable levels of tech advancements with the rest of the world.
These Republican Whine about anything and everything, and then cut their own throats just so Republican Can give the wealthy ANOTHER Tax Cut and Credit. It's the most absurd thing ever!!!!
That's always the way with Democrats, isn't it? Tax the hell out of people to build these unprofitable projects just because some other country has them.

What is to gain by building high speed railroads? Who will benefit? How many people are going to trade fast air travel (six hours or less from L.A. to N.Y.C.) for "slow" (in comparison) rail service that is less safe, and less convenient? They'll have to take passengers from the airlines (you don't think that suddenly there will be more passengers materializing out of nowhere, do you?), and that will hurt the airline industry. But why would anyone want to travel by rail? Oh, the scenery, I suppose. Well, that's nice if you have the time and don't care how long it takes to get to your destination.

I watched a video of the train (I forget what it's called) from L.A. to San Diego. There was nothing to see except from San Clamente south, but even then, a lot of it was not very scenic.

But that's beside the point. No matter how fast it is, it will be too slow compared to air travel, and less comfortable too.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: WY
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You would not survive in Japan. They have rail workers that push people into the cars like sardines. They do, however, wear white gloves while pushing.
I know. I've seen those videos and that wouldn't work for me. Not at all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7kor5nHtZQ
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:06 AM
 
Location: WY
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Generally you would walk GASP to a grocer and get a few things no need for a train. Also yes I do think most people would prefer cities with mass transit cars are a pain in the neck.
Until a month ago I lived 30 miles from the nearest grocery store.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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I know. I've seen those videos and that wouldn't work for me. Not at all.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7kor5nHtZQ
That's why we were just told to walk to buy eggs.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I would walk 5 miles to get my groceries?
Most people in urban areas walk only a block or two this is why sprawl is bad it makes you dependent on a vehicle. Its also a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. I get it though without your car your not a real american so I propose simply remove all the pro car subsidies and let market forces sort it out.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Until a month ago I lived 30 miles from the nearest grocery store.
Great most people live in cities not rural areas.
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