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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 AM   #185
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Originally Posted by blaise View Post
And we shouldn't invest in multi billion dollar bullet trains because of ambiguous benefits that you assume we would receive, but don't really know that we would.
I don't see hordes of business travelers and college students filling bullet trains every day. I see minimal amount of interest.
These are not ambiguous benefits. There are clear benefits and costs. And I would like to see an independent nonpartisan commission assess and invest where ROI is achievable or at least reasonable.

Your latter statement suggests because we don't want to do things today we should never do them. That's not the right mentality. Again, this is not just an additional form of travel. This is a better alternative for plenty of situations. The northeast will get riders immediately. Other markets will require some adoption curve.
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