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The Lack of High Speed Rail in the USA/Canada

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posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 03:01 PM

for reference

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 03:03 PM
The vast distance between locations. Think of the amount of upkeep to maintain a rail vs upkeep at the few air ports. We have 3,000 miles coast to coast where London to Kiev is ~1,400 miles. It make sense on the coasts but not so much in the center of the country, if there isn't a lot of travel between cities. I'm not sure it would be feasible cross country - E to W coast.

Take a look at what happened in Cali, I think they spent like $100 billion and completed 1/3 of the rail and then stopped. They probably did this so they could claim the land they wanted.

London to Paris - 200 miles
Paris to Berlin - 550 miles
Madrid to Paris - 660 miles
Berlin to Vienna - 325 miles
Rome to Vienna - 522 miles

LA to San Fran - 360 miles
San Diego to LA - 115 miles
LA to LV - 220 miles
LA to Phoenix - 360 miles
San fran to Portland - 550 miles
Portland to Seattle - 150 miles

Boston to Providence - 40 miles
providence to Hartford - 65 miles
NYC to Hartford Ct - 100 miles
NYC to Philly - 82 miles
Philly to Baltimore - 87 miles
Baltimore - DC - 38 miles
DC to Richmond - 98 miles
Richmond to Raliegh - 138 miles
Raliegh to Charlotte - 130 miles
Charlotte to Columbia - 85 miles
Columbia to Savana 135 miles
Savanah to Jacksonville - 124 miles
Jacksonville to Orlando - 123 miles
Orlando to Miama - 210 miles

posted on Jul, 14 2019 @ 03:01 PM

originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: AnakinWayneII

Everyone riding together, in the same vehicle, having to look at each other?

You could have stopped right there. It's a sickening thought.

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