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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday highlighted his ambition for the development of high-speed passenger rail lines in at least 10 regions, expressing confidence in the future of train travel even as he acknowledged that the American rail network, compared to the rest of the world’s, remains a caboose.
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
reply to post by infolurker
For some of us who live in rural areas, passenger train travel would be a blessing. Some of us would love it when we have a doctor's appointment, or if we want to go to a larger city to pary, and then come home, without the risk of an accident or a DUI.
And sometimes, I just don't feel like fighting the traffic.
Originally posted by infolurker
I don't get it.... really, air travel is direct in many cases, who will want to ride Amtrack from city to city?
Who knows, maybe i am wrong but it seems like a terrible waste of money.