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Old January 25th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #6681
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Report: Texas Bullet Train, Dallas-Area Rail Line Among Trump's Transportation Priorities




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Old January 26th, 2017, 09:53 PM   #6682
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I thought they didn't want/need grants/funding?
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Old January 27th, 2017, 12:47 AM   #6683
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I thought they didn't want/need grants/funding?
They don't. Many think this is a political play.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 12:54 AM   #6684
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I thought they didn't want/need grants/funding?
That makes it very easy for Trump to make it one of his transportation priorities.

"So I don't have to do anything, and it won't cost me anything? Good, let's make that my priority".
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Old January 27th, 2017, 01:05 PM   #6685
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They don't. Many think this is a political play.
Yes, it certainly is - particularly given the timing of the leak of the CAHSR/ FRA Risk Analysis draft.

I was just poking a bit of fun at the apparent hypocrisy of TXCentral if they just accept the funds - since they've insisted they could do so on their own.

In any case, it isn't as if someone just added them to this list: they've had to have either submitted their project to State/Local leaders for consideration or at the very least were contacted about it and agreed.

Either way, they clearly think they could use some public money.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 04:11 PM   #6686
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What's the deal with the leak?
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Old January 27th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #6687
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What's the deal with the leak?
If you mean in terms of what happened: someone leaked a report to the LATimes who spun it to insinuate that the Federal Government determined the project is going over budget (this is false).

If you mean who did it and what will it mean: beats me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old January 27th, 2017, 09:49 PM   #6688
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the list has a couple of other oddities - like the Detroit - Windsor bridge, which is already entirely financed.

I think "Priority" does not mean exclusively funding. Priority for the Texas project may simply be clearing the way in terms of bureaucracy to ensure the project does not get bogged down.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 10:28 PM   #6689
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the list has a couple of other oddities - like the Detroit - Windsor bridge, which is already entirely financed.

I think "Priority" does not mean exclusively funding. Priority for the Texas project may simply be clearing the way in terms of bureaucracy to ensure the project does not get bogged down.
Yep, in the case of the TX Central, it ha probably more to do with environmental assessment than funding.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 04:50 AM   #6690
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CHSR January Construction Updates

Fresno river Viaduct


DSC_0024 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Tuolumene Street bridge


DSC_0072 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Cedar Viaduct


DSC_0106 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr


DSC_0094 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr


DSC_0082 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

San joaquin river viaduct


DSC_0008 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Fresno Trench


DSC_0053 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

99 Realingment


DSC_0039 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:51 PM   #6691
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Shinzo Abe intends to propose during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Feb. 10 a bilateral economic cooperation plan, including the creation of a $450 billion (¥51 trillion) market through railways and other infrastructure investments in the US to generate 700,000 jobs.

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0003498622
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hmmmmm......

I smell an opportunist. In this case, its probably a good thing for the US, so long as a certain somebody doesn't mess things up.
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 10:11 PM   #6693
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hmmmmm......

I smell an opportunist. In this case, its probably a good thing for the US, so long as a certain somebody doesn't mess things up.
Potentially...of course, the devil is in the details.
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 11:35 PM   #6694
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Hence the probably.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 04:47 AM   #6695
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CHSR January Construction Updates

Fresno river Viaduct


DSC_0024 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Tuolumene Street bridge


DSC_0072 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Cedar Viaduct


DSC_0106 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr


DSC_0094 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr


DSC_0082 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

San joaquin river viaduct


DSC_0008 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

Fresno Trench


DSC_0053 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr

99 Realingment


DSC_0039 by California High-Speed Rail, on Flickr
Nothing is done prefab with precast elements? Construction seems traditional and slow.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:43 AM   #6696
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Nothing is done prefab with precast elements? Construction seems traditional and slow.
It's basically the same as freeway/highway construction, which is what the contractors know, and that's fine. What's more important and worth monitoring is designing a passenger demand-based service schedule that is effective, stations that serve their communities well, as well as signaling that works, reliable and robust trackwork and rolling stock, and the like.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:49 AM   #6697
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hmmmmm......

I smell an opportunist. In this case, its probably a good thing for the US, so long as a certain somebody doesn't mess things up.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...
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Hence the probably.
...and I was concurring.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 04:08 PM   #6699
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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade...
Lemonade needs sugar. Hopefully there will be some.

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...and I was concurring.
...and I was expounding upon your concurrence.
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...and I was expounding upon your concurrence.
Technically, you were just reiterating your initial point.
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