Friday, 14 June 2019

Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

quote [ the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph. ]

That was interesting. The history of wrecking cable cars and getting politically fixated on prestigious tech is common in other countries as well.

It's a followup, BTW.
[SFW] [travel] [+3 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:56amGMT]


steele said @ 1:52pm GMT on 14th Jun
knumbknutz said @ 2:22pm GMT on 14th Jun [Score:2]
Nothing new there. GM basically destroyed mass transit in California decades ago.

I actually installed a bunch of submetering systems in the "LA Subway Tunnel Apartments" when I was working for Hunt Power some years ago. I grew up in southern-cal and never even knew that LA had a subway system all started and ready to go before it got torpedoed by the automobile lobbies. Now the tunnels have trendy hipsterish apartments and lofts and a small mall inside them, and underground.

Meanwhile we have the worst traffic in the country and a joke of a token mass transit system.

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