posted on Nov, 30 2008 @ 07:29 PM
My first train ride was an overnight trip from South Carolina to Washington, DC, with my family when I was a kid. Great experience. Interestingly,
riding on the train never gave me motion sickness, although air travel and car travel did/still do.
In the U.S., recent increases in the amount of daily hours that truckers have to drive make me uneasy about highway travel in a car. It would be
worth it to me to take the train to go from Santa Barbara to the San Francisco Bar area when I want to visit family up there.
In the November election, Californians approved Propositon 1, which will fund the development of projects related to high-speed rail travel between
Los Angeles and San Francisco. That's years away, of course, but way cool. Not a good idea in earthquake country, you say? They made it work in
Japan, after all, which gets many more earthquakes than here. So there must be a way for high-speed trains and earthquakes to co-exist.