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Dellinger: Paul Ryan‘s budget opines that ““high-speed rail and other new intercity rail projects should be pursued only if they can be established as self-supporting commercial services.” I assume you disagree that all new rail projects should be done as profitable businesses only?
Dukakis: There’s no profitable— Well, we are making money on the Northeast corridor and the Acela. But were spending $40 billion in public subsidies on highways, $16 billion on air, and a billion and a half on Amtrak. Don’t these guys understand? I mean where are they? I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. Every mode of transportation, as you know, is subsidized. And rail and highway’s and air are far more heavily subsidized than rail.”
“I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.”
Clelles is a town in the Alps. One famous person was born there. Louis de Saint-Ferréol, né à Clelles le 9 mai 1814, was an Egyptian expert, according to Wikipedia. There is a funny station agent there. She had a good sense of humor considering only a few trains an hour pass by. She recounted the story of the first station master who committed suicide before the completion of the bridges that would connect this station to the rest of the railway.
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310mph…can’t even imagine, and it only costs $64 billion? oh wait thats a lot….
I mainly like the fact that they are using magnetic levitation to give the train an extra boost.
I want in the USA!