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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%
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Well all forms of public transport needs security in this day and age.
Get back to me when you have full checkpoints on the NYC subway.

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Although we haven't had train bombing by terrorists in the US it has happened overseas.
And yet, even places that have had train bombings don't have what the morons at brightline have.

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Brightline is expected to do well connecting Orlando and Miami hence the security concerns.
Huh????
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How hard is it to put a bag on a conveyor belt and walk through a metal detector?
brightline doesn't use metal detectors, they use insta-porn machines. Which if any children go through means the company is guilty of production, possession, and distribution of child pornography.

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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.
So you're ok with a massive invasion of privacy and dignity as long as it's not inconvenient? Unbelieveable!
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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For me it's about convenience. With high speed rail, I can get from Dallas to Houston in under 90 minutes. It would be 3.5 hours to drive. At my destination, I could have car service waiting.
So the train is waiting for you at the valet stand and departs the second you sit down?
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Maybe. It would depend on the total time allotment. If I fly from Florida to New England, it's a minimum of 6 hours... an hour to the airport, two hours waiting around at the airport, then a three hour flight. So if I high-speed train could get me there in, say, 8 hours, it would probably be worth it, depending on the price. If it would take 12, then no.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I'm all for high speed rail but have no use for it in Texas. I'd be happy for those who did though.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:24 AM
 
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!
What is your issue with Brightline? It is owned by Virgin and is now expanding and building new stations. The only problem now is not enough stops. Branson decided to invest in rail in the US and Europe rather than the UK.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:25 AM
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Might work if some wealthy investors put it together, absent public money and govt meddling. In other words, show a profit for those who actually have skin in the game.
If publicly funded, see AmTrAk for the usual failures and shortcomings.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:27 AM
 
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I would prefer a train to a plane. But if the trip is less than a 9 hour drive I will take my car.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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What is your issue with Brightline? It is owned by Virgin and is now expanding and building new stations. The only problem now is not enough stops. Branson decided to invest in rail in the US and Europe rather than the UK.
Uh...the very first sentence in the post that you quoted.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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High speed rail, Hyperloops, air-park communities with flying cars, ain’t The Future great? I’m so glad that California showed us all the way and built that fantastic CAHSR system, and how about that uber-successful Rail Runner Express project in New Mexico?
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:33 AM
 
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If price is competitive?
The price of train plus rental car plus parking fees probably cost more than simply driving... Traffic isn't that bad between cities like California.... I rather they take the money and fix the traffic issues inside the cities...
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