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Old 08-12-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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With permission form the original owner i edited his map and added the 2030-50 plans for Transit Agencies , Amtrak and some freight companies who want to switch back to Passenger.....Some of it is abit off , mostly with the future rapid transit lines. I have done alot research over the past few weeks to get to this point. I do see almost all the Bos-Wash Corridor plans coming true. Outside that region its hit and miss projects.

Upstate NY will be one of the last places to rebuild or expand there networks, PA is not far behind with that.

Rhode Island , Massachusetts , Connecticut will all accelerate there plans.

New Jersey , Maryland , New Hampshire , Vermont , Maine , DC , and Virgina will all do a few projects a year. It may not seem like it now , but by the end of the decade things around this region will be different. So what does everybody think?




True High Speed Rail 130-250mph
Regional Rail / Intercity Amtrak 60-120mph
Rapid Bus / Rail Transit , Metrorail and Light Rail
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'd still rather have the freedom of driving my own car than being stuffed into a train with other people in it. Anyway, interesting map.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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It has long been my opinion that the Northeastern United States "hogs" (note: this is also slang for locomotive engineer) most of the rail transit in the nation. Presently the only trains that go over 100 mph, three systems serving New York alone. This seems to just continue the trend. What about other regions of the country, which are just now getting their first regional rail service?
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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No region of the country is just now getting its first regional rail service.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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Awesome map. What's the point of the line that goes through the middle of the Pinelands and ends in Winslow? I guess it's a way for people to get to Philly or going the other way Cape May but I don't think a lot of people would ride it.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:12 AM
 
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Awesome map. What's the point of the line that goes through the middle of the Pinelands and ends in Winslow? I guess it's a way for people to get to Philly or going the other way Cape May but I don't think a lot of people would ride it.
Have you ever been to Cape May in the summer?
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: The City
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I am still amzed that the line along the 422 corrider from KOP/Mainline has not been reinstituted. This is the old reading railroad line and a decent option would be highly used. Also this is the perfect opportunity to integrate the rail with the New Village at Valley Forge complex Village at Valley Forge though i have heard recently this is being modified to be more big boxes and may not include the original 4,000 housing units.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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Their probelm is really whwre are they going to get the money? amtrak is bascially loking at redcution in federal subsides i the future not increases. the sates are not i a positon to do any of this with so mnay things like medicaid cost sky rocketing about that time as federal aid during the first years of heal;thcare plan goes away.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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A lot of this uses existing right-of-way and infrastructure, and in the long run will be a lot cheaper than continuing to expand and maintain the freeway system. Crazies in Congress like Michelle Bachmann are trying to kill off Amtrak, but Amtrak's subsidies are a drop in the bucket compared to the subsidies paid out to the airlines and car companies to keep highways and airports functioning.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Have you ever been to Cape May in the summer?
Yea haha. I just think a lot of people wouldn't want to lug around bags, chairs, etc. on a train. Could definitely be useful for a daytrip though.
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