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Old 05-01-2019, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
Just curious, why do we "need" high speed rail? What's wrong with the job cars and Southwest Airlines are doing?
In certain places that aren't the sticks, rail is better than those options. It's faster, less costly to the consumer, and reduces traffic. The downside is the major up-front investment. It's sort of like how some people gripe about the need for more nuclear power plants, even though it's probably the smart thing to do -- yet people more generally have a hard time justifying the initial cost.

Oh, but trains don't poop radioactive waste.