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Old 01-29-2010, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Augusta, Ga
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I said this time and time again the reason this city is so behind is because of its leaders. They are the reason Atlanta can't compete with the other major cities across the U.S.

Like I said before Atlanta has come along way but still is so far behind!

How do you pass on a bullet train??????


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Old 01-29-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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Damn. Even Tampa hopped on the light rail... And we're behind EVERY major city.
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Old 01-29-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I said this time and time again the reason this city is so behind is because of its leaders. They are the reason Atlanta can't compete with the other major cities across the U.S.

Like I said before Atlanta has come along way but still is so far behind!

How do you pass on a bullet train??????


High Speed Rail Finally Coming to the US: A Look at the Plans (Video) : TreeHugger

Seems like Atlanta and the Heart of the Southeast missed this boat...I mean, train.
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:00 PM
 
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Damn. Even Tampa hopped on the light rail... And we're behind EVERY major city.

Well, this thread/article is talking about high-speed rail.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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For the record, it was the STATE leaders who dropped the ball and who were asked to submit various things in order to secure funding. They got $85-million dollars years ago from the Feds for a commuter rail line between Atlanta and Macon and never did a thing with a penny of it. The Feds look at that. If you're not going to use the money, they give it to those who will. I'm not saying that Atlanta has exactly had shinging examples of leadership in the last few years either - I'm just saying this latest thing where Georgia lost out on millions of dollars was a result of things being ignored on the State level.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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ok guys.. so say you have a rail other than amtrak. what are you going to do with it? how are you going to get to the terminal, and then from the destination one. take a cab for 100$ one way?

this whole rail madness is nothing more than a bandwagon. you are going to link what with what? hey, its called amtrak and it already does the same thing. but how many of you have ever used it?
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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Amtrak is slow, and they have to give way to freight rail.

High speed rail is quite a bit better than that...and only brings us up to par with the Europeans. Its no MAGLEV.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:54 AM
 
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Bullet train will be just another alternative to long distance travel. Atlanta imo competes very well with cities in its tier at this time. However, this decision of the great state of georgia may hurt its future.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Waaaa....no "high speed rail" and my life changes how? I will still get on a plane to go anywhere beyond 200 miles, and Atlanta has one of the best airports in the world with the largest airline in the world headquartered here.

So other than as a way to take political shots at politicians, why should I care that more borrowed money won't be spent on a pet project with little ROI?
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Its not little High Speed Trains at least what American has will get are At asain Standards more leg room , trains every 30-60mins , no matter what the weather. It will benefit the region, one day the Northeast corridor with extend down to Atlanta via Charlotte with 220mph Trains. High Speed Rail projects are a 24/7 project and usually employee 40,000 ppl at the peak of construction. Construction takes 2-5 years for a regular line. By 2025 i'm sure you guys will be linked with the NEC and NE. Atlanta will once again become a major trading point, you have to give it some time. You also have to get companies to invest in the line, i think thats why the Govt made it only 8 billion , although the Rail budget for US is 80 billion. Atlanta needs more Light Rail and Regional Rail , which can hold you guys intill a High Speed Line is built. Airliners are okay , but the Air is so congested , espically in Atlanta which is over capacity , so Rail & High Speed Rail will help that, i suggest that all of you visit the NE , but instead of renting a Car , take our Trains.

~Corey
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