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View Poll Results: Should the US build or improve it's HSR network?
Yes 249 89.57%
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Old May 15th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #3141
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Dallas Star found some hopeful news:



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68 MPH? Typo much? Fail.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 06:12 PM   #3142
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68 MPH? Typo much? Fail.
I think that's the average speed. Nice knowing that the Dallas Star is so self-depreciating of America's only HSR.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #3143
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I think that's the average speed. Nice knowing that the Dallas Star acknowledges that America's HSR's underperformance.
Haha, yes I know. But they would do well to state the difference between average speed and maximum speed.

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Amtrak’s Acela, the fastest passenger train in the United States, reaches a maximum speed of 68 mph on its route between New York City and Washington, D.C.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #3144
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Given CAHSR's resistance I doubt the Texas plan can be realized before 2020.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 01:54 AM   #3145
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Given CAHSR's resistance I doubt the Texas plan can be realized before 2020.
True, but a lot of CAHSR's problems are from opposition to the high cost, which in this case, being a private project, TexHSR will be unlikely to have.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:39 AM   #3146
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When will California High speed rail began their construction?
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Old May 16th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #3147
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Old May 16th, 2012, 05:27 AM   #3148
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The Average speed is 90mph through CT , 120 through RI and MA and 100 through the Mid Atlantic.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #3149
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The HSR in California will take years before its launch. I'd been waiting for it until my hair got grey out.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #3150
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Well hopefully HSR in Texas actually gets going some where. Sad thing is a private corporation wants to build and there are still some people who will insist on preventing it from happening. Well here's hoping this actually happens.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 02:38 AM   #3151
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Well hopefully HSR in Texas actually gets going some where. Sad thing is a private corporation wants to build and there are still some people who will insist on preventing it from happening. Well here's hoping this actually happens.
The airlines killed it last. However, given that short-hauls are no longer profitable with current oil prices, we should see less opposition and maybe more cooperation since then they can refocus their larger aircraft to more profitable routes. Land owners are still going to be a hassle as per usual and NIMBYs. However, if there is government endorsement of the project with private financing, this project might get off the ground.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #3152
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:21 AM   #3153
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I actually heard that the last time TX wanted HSR, the airlines actually supported it, because it meant centering all traffic from five different cities into one giant airport. It was the lack of funds that killed, with private financing dealing with that, I have high hopes for this one.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:42 AM   #3154
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I actually heard that the last time TX wanted HSR, the airlines actually supported it, because it meant centering all traffic from five different cities into one giant airport. It was the lack of funds that killed, with private financing dealing with that, I have high hopes for this one.
"At the same time, Dallas-based airline company Southwest Airlines launched a sweeping, aggressive public relations campaign throughout the state in order to discredit TGV and prevent the company from meeting its fundraising deadlines."

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Old May 18th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #3155
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Ugh. That remind me of General Motors did in the early 20th century by bought and destroyed nearby all public transit system in USA to force people to buy vehicles.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #3156
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"The United States being the most developed country..."

The United States is the most developed country?

There are a handfull of others with way better infrastructure and higher per capita income... but agreed, this country needs HSR now!
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Old May 21st, 2012, 08:37 PM   #3157
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"but agreed, this country needs HSR now!
Why? No being difficult, just interested in your opinion as to why we "need" this.

And at what cost do we need it?
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Old May 21st, 2012, 09:09 PM   #3158
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Some big airhubs too loaded with short-haul flights? Some highways in densly populated are congested?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:16 AM   #3159
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Some big airhubs too loaded with short-haul flights? Some highways in densly populated are congested?
Don't worry about FlyFish, it is easier to agree to disagree. Short-haul flights benefits for airlines to get rid of them

1)Leasing aircraft? No need or reallocate to more profitable ventures
2)No longer spending money to connect passengers

I can think of many reasons such as added redundancy to the transportation network.
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:41 PM   #3160
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Ugh. That remind me of General Motors did in the early 20th century by bought and destroyed nearby all public transit system in USA to force people to buy vehicles.
Don't forget Goodyear, they were involved too!
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