Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
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.
Well they're going to need a pretty convincing assessment of the supposed ROI people are getting in order to sell them on billions of dollars worth of bullet trains between midwestern cities. Good luck. I doubt you'll even be approaching reasonable levels.