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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, 05:25 PM
 
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If price is competitive?
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Old 12-25-2019, 05:50 PM
 
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Yes. But it has to be convenient. I personally don't care for the price as much as I do for convenience. I fly all the time, but there's a balance between distance and going to the airport.
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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If I have to rent a car at my destination, it negates the reason for taking the train. I may as well drive.
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Yes, in a heartbeat but not in Texas.
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:15 PM
 
Location: SE Asia
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It would all depend upon the price of a ticket, where the stations are and how long the trip is.

4 hours on a train, rather than driving an hour to the airport, then waiting another hour to board then fly an hour and a half? Yes I would do it.

Would I drive 3 hours to get to a train station? Hell no.
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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I am planning on a trip to New York sometime when I can and I plan on taking Amtrak's Silver Star. (Not exactly high speeed, mind you)
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Old 12-25-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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If I have to rent a car at my destination, it negates the reason for taking the train. I may as well drive.

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.
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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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!
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:50 PM
 
Location: US
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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.
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Old 12-25-2019, 07:54 PM
 
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If price is competitive?
No. I own my own plane and go where I please on my schedule.
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