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#2909992 - 02/07/19 12:02 PM AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years
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Just a small part of the Green New Deal. roflmao

Discuss.
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#2909995 - 02/07/19 12:04 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Clearly this chick has never ridden Amtrak

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#2909998 - 02/07/19 12:07 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: BillyOcean]
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I'm all for more rail. Lets first local. like tunneling under the Sepulveda Pass to put a rail line

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#2909999 - 02/07/19 12:08 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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#2910005 - 02/07/19 12:10 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: BillyOcean]
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the rail system between philly, NY, Boston, and down to DC was a great
experience. Japan was next level.

I really wish California had a better solution....right now I have to drive an
hour out of the southbay to get on a train...I could already be halfway down
to san diego before I even start moving on the train which also travels
slower than a vehicle (and has a less direct route).

jet fuel is a potent pollutant and the fuel consumption of all the supporting
vehicles at the airports cumulatively add up to a lot.
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#2910006 - 02/07/19 12:11 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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I think more cars are the answer.
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#2910015 - 02/07/19 12:13 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Amtrak sucks ass. Way overpriced.

Is she referring to a rail system akin to Japans bullet train?

Also nowhere does it say that it would replace air travel.


Edited by manbearpig (02/07/19 12:14 PM)
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#2910022 - 02/07/19 12:21 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: afoaf]
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Originally Posted By: afoaf
the rail system between philly, NY, Boston, and down to DC was a great
experience. Japan was next level.

I really wish California had a better solution....right now I have to drive an
hour out of the southbay to get on a train...I could already be halfway down
to san diego before I even start moving on the train which also travels
slower than a vehicle (and has a less direct route).

jet fuel is a potent pollutant and the fuel consumption of all the supporting
vehicles at the airports cumulatively add up to a lot.


Train is about as fast as driving in the northeast

It makes a lot of stops

Its better in that you can do work or drink beer while en route

Train is definitely my preferred means of travel but its not a time saver

The system is also decrepit

Signals dont work when its too hot or too cold

So there are way more delays than youd think

And its expensive

Its shocking how bad it is compared to places like Switzerland

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#2910027 - 02/07/19 12:28 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: afoaf]
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The Acela
Originally Posted By: afoaf
the rail system between philly, NY, Boston, and down to DC was a great
experience. Japan was next level.

I really wish California had a better solution....right now I have to drive an
hour out of the southbay to get on a train...I could already be halfway down
to san diego before I even start moving on the train which also travels
slower than a vehicle (and has a less direct route).

jet fuel is a potent pollutant and the fuel consumption of all the supporting
vehicles at the airports cumulatively add up to a lot.
Supposedly the Acela line is the only rail route in the U.S. that is more/less self-sufficient. Obviously because of the amount of traffic between the populations centers it serves.
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#2910034 - 02/07/19 12:32 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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and once again, the young rep from the Bronx is getting the (R) all hot and bothered.
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#2910067 - 02/07/19 01:01 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: manbearpig]
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig


Also nowhere does it say that it would replace air travel.


You can't read.
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#2910070 - 02/07/19 01:03 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: StuAzole]
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and once again, the young rep from the Bronx is getting the (R) all hot and bothered.


You have to admit, she makes for a great albatross to hang around the DNCs neck.
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#2910082 - 02/07/19 01:14 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: GDaddy]
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Originally Posted By: GDaddy
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and once again, the young rep from the Bronx is getting the (R) all hot and bothered.


You have to admit, she makes for a great albatross to hang around the DNCs neck.


They sad that about Nancy too


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#2910085 - 02/07/19 01:17 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: stu dog]
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#2910106 - 02/07/19 01:28 PM Re: AOC: Building high speed rail so that air travel is no longer necessary in the next 10 years [Re: casa_mugrienta]
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Is it reusing existing lines or are we going to have to repeat the whole 19th Century again?

This is a problem that doesn't need to be fixed
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