posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by neo67
why take a train we you can drive and if you cant drive fly.
there's two reasons why :-)
Despite the fact that driving and Airlines are two popular choices for most upper-middle class americans...the tens (if not hundreds) of millions of
americans who are beneath that, that can't afford an airline ticket, take the train.
Others choose to drive because the train is too slow. (but it's going to be cheaper for those long trips)
You usher in the vastly superior faster trains, and watch the travel industry boom again.
I mean seriously - who WANTS to pay an arm and a leg to stand in line at an airport, be racially profiled and violated, so that you can set elbow to
elbow in coach class inbetween a few guys or gals that you can smell from down the hall.
Who WANTS to put the kids in a car and truck them 1/2 way across the country stopping every 30 minutes because "I gotta pee again!" or "I'm
Hungry!" for 18 never-ending hours while spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on gasoline and a hotel for a night.
If that sounds like your idea of luxury....have at it.
I'll wait for the speedy trains.