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View Poll Results: Would you take high speed rail over driving or flying
Yes 65 81.25%
No 15 18.75%
Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-25-2019, 07:55 PM
 
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I prefer high speed to flying... waste so much time getting to the airport 2 hours early, followed by another 1 hour to get out of the plane and airport... that's in addition to the actual flying time. I love my car, but when it's too far too drive or too much of a hassle to park, high speed rail is great.
If you are flying domestic, you only need to get there 1 hour early if you're checking a bag, and 30 minutes early if you're going straight to the gate. But, yes, high speed rail can be convenient.
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Old 12-25-2019, 08:37 PM
 
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If you are flying domestic, you only need to get there 1 hour early if you're checking a bag, and 30 minutes early if you're going straight to the gate. But, yes, high speed rail can be convenient.

Depends where you live and what airline. 30 minutes to go through security and to your actual gate is cutting it extremely short, especially now some airlines close doors 15 minutes prior.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, as long as there's no tsa-style garbage like Florida's brightline is doing. I hope that one fails and soon!
Why would you want Brightline to fail here in Florida?
Because of TSA- style security?
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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I'm all about it. In Raleigh they are bidding on being a site for a proposed hyperloop train, travelling at speeds of over 600mph. It would take a trip to D.C from over 4 hours by car to under 30 mins. A trip to NYC (if it extended that far) would be an hour long ride. It would really change life on the east coast, assuming it was easy to access and reliable.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Why would you want Brightline to fail here in Florida?
Because of TSA- style security?
Yep. The tsa THEMSELVES said there's no need for their brand of idiocy on trains. They were talking specifically about Amtrak, but a train's a train, brightline ain't special.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:37 PM
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I occasionally take Amtrak. I'd be all over high-speed rail.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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they should have done this long ago. All major cities in texas should be connected by rail.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yep. The tsa THEMSELVES said there's no need for their brand of idiocy on trains. They were talking specifically about Amtrak, but a train's a train, brightline ain't special.
Well all forms of public transport needs security in this day and age.
Although we haven't had train bombing by terrorists in the US it has happened overseas.
Brightline is expected to do well connecting Orlando and Miami hence the security concerns.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:57 PM
 
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Yep. The tsa THEMSELVES said there's no need for their brand of idiocy on trains. They were talking specifically about Amtrak, but a train's a train, brightline ain't special.

How hard is it to put a bag on a conveyor belt and walk through a metal detector? It doesn't take any time, really. The longest part is handing your ID to a guy to verify that you are who you are... but that only takes 5 seconds.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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Depends where you live and what airline. 30 minutes to go through security and to your actual gate is cutting it extremely short, especially now some airlines close doors 15 minutes prior.

Rarely does TSA PRE take longer than a few minutes.
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