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Old November 3rd, 2014, 06:18 AM   #5021
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Because those other cities are important and drive the Regional Economy....there will be a super express that skips the secondary cities....
Well how long do I have to wait for that? I only have about 80 more years on this Earth. I'd like to be able to take a HS train in my lifetime from DC to Boston.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 06:29 AM   #5022
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Well how long do I have to wait for that? I only have about 80 more years on this Earth. I'd like to be able to take a HS train in my lifetime from DC to Boston.
Us old folks think that. Sadly, our only option is to go to live in Europe or Asia. You will see the train in your lifetime, possibly when you're not old. If you are in college today you will see the train when you're in your 30 or so. In your 30's you do not feel too old, so enjoy. I'll be watching from the heavens and my ghost will be riding the train with yous
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:22 AM   #5023
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I don't know how many of you have heard of this, but St. Paul-Chicago could become high speed rail as soon as late 2019. Right now they're on a Teir 1 EIS study that will last into 2015, next they will go to a Teir 2 study that would last to 2017. Currently this route is catered to by the most unreliable Amtrak trains in the US, the Empire Builder. When this project is complete it would cut down the 8 hour trip to roughly 5.5 hours. Here is the route and the website
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:31 AM   #5024
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That would be amazing if it comes to fruition!!
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:09 PM   #5025
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Us old folks think that. Sadly, our only option is to go to live in Europe or Asia. You will see the train in your lifetime, possibly when you're not old. If you are in college today you will see the train when you're in your 30 or so. In your 30's you do not feel too old, so enjoy. I'll be watching from the heavens and my ghost will be riding the train with yous
Somebody may call the Ghost Busters though, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:10 PM   #5026
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I don't know how many of you have heard of this, but St. Paul-Chicago could become high speed rail as soon as late 2019. Right now they're on a Teir 1 EIS study that will last into 2015, next they will go to a Teir 2 study that would last to 2017. Currently this route is catered to by the most unreliable Amtrak trains in the US, the Empire Builder. When this project is complete it would cut down the 8 hour trip to roughly 5.5 hours. Here is the route and the website
Good luck getting this past Wisconsin's idiot governor.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 03:42 PM   #5027
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Good luck getting this past Wisconsin's idiot governor.
That's what we've been dealing with. As soon as Walker is out which could even be this year. We'll be able to move forward once 2017 comes around
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That's what we've been dealing with. As soon as Walker is out which could even be this year. We'll be able to move forward once 2017 comes around
Walker will be re-elected, probably with even more votes than he got the previous two times. He's been a fantastic governor, one of the best in the country. He deserves another term.

He turned his Democrat predecessor's $3.6 billion deficit into a $911 million surplus. Walker did this without hiking taxes. Instead, Walker cut levies by $2.2 billion. This helped stimulate Wisconsinís economy, lower the unemployment rate on his watch from 7.7 percent to 5.5 percent, and increase per capita income from $38,755 to $43,149.

Wisconsin is one of only 22 states in the country to gain more than 100,000 jobs since December 2010. These are private sector jobs which contribute to the economy.
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I take it you're on the far right.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 10:16 PM   #5030
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And he lives in Mexico. Not sure how that qualifies him for events in the US. no offense
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 11:59 PM   #5031
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And why are we even discussing the contributions of someone named "Spam King" in this forum?

I'm more interested in seeing how the Chicago hub, as a whole, would do. That, the Empire Corridor (I think that's what it's called) in upstate New York, and the Ohio Hub. To get those to even vaguely decent speeds and punctualities, and connect them with the better-off east coast lines, would draw a lot of people out of cars and planes across the whole northeastern quadrant of the country.
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What is so wonderful about this line is that it fits well in Minnesotas' future rail plan. We already have a train connection the largest city (Minneapolis) to the Capital (St. Paul) which is also where this line would start (or end depending on how you look at it). Along with that, it's planned to have commuter rail or LRT and even BRT to go to a lot of destinations in Minnesota. Even a high speed rail route going from Duluth to Minneapolis
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Old November 4th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #5033
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I'm more interested in seeing how the Chicago hub, as a whole, would do. That, the Empire Corridor (I think that's what it's called) in upstate New York, and the Ohio Hub. To get those to even vaguely decent speeds and punctualities, and connect them with the better-off east coast lines, would draw a lot of people out of cars and planes across the whole northeastern quadrant of the country.

Does anyone know if or when the Buffalo Central Terminal will ever be restored? Buffalo has an AmShack. Rochester NY has a new one under construction and Utica has maintained their beauty of a station.
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Does anyone know if or when the Buffalo Central Terminal will ever be restored? Buffalo has an AmShack. Rochester NY has a new one under construction and Utica has maintained their beauty of a station.
Considering the current economic situation in buffalo, I don't think anytime soon.
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Well, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not the next week, but someday we will travel from Toronto to Buffalo and NY on a HSR.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 04:37 AM   #5036
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The Amtrak plan is silly compared to the various FRA plans which do have more power to them. The FRA controls the funding for these plans and overseas them...they also hold meetings... You can see all the various proposals below...

http://www.necfuture.com/pdfs/prelim_alts_report.pdf
They're also holding public meetings if you're so inclined to go and get more information.
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Old November 4th, 2014, 04:44 AM   #5037
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Well, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not the next week, but someday we will travel from Toronto to Buffalo and NY on a HSR.
they are planning 110mph service on the corridori believe, so not quite HSR.
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Nah, the most popular plan is 125mph NYP-Buffalo, which might/probably lead to a revitalization of Buffalo Central Terminal(since the revitalization of upstate has been Cuomo's thing and he probably/definitely ). Also walker is not a good governor because what he did to reduce the deficit was simply swing the meat axe at public services and public rights to reduce taxes, the end result of which is that Wisconsin has one of the lowest economic growth rates in the country.
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No. I'm neither right nor left. I simply support personal and economic liberty.

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And he lives in Mexico. Not sure how that qualifies him for events in the US. no offense
So because I'm currently working in Mexico means I can't comment on politics in my home country...?
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So because I'm currently working in Mexico means I can't comment on politics in my home country...?
You absolutely can! That was just a cheap shot to discredit your opinion. I absolutely disagree with you politically but that's not the point.
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