So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-American go right ahead, but at least I'm trying to actually make this country better while others would rather live with the status quo and pretend everything is ...Jump to post
You know what's worse than a weak country? A weak country that doesn't admit it's weak and does nothing to try to improve itself. That is how I see the USA. So what country are you from? Do yo live in the USA or are you a foreigner? Mike Drop I live in the USA. If anyone wants to label me un-Americ...Jump to post
This is an issue especially on major urban trails. Walkers, strollers, and strollers holding kids, runners, wheel chairs and bicycles all sharing the same 10 foot (?) right of way. A bicycle going much faster than a runner simply does not fit in. My guess is that such trails should have a 15 mph li...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:30km/h? That is fast for a bike. Do you use a helm?
Last year I used electric bikes in Italy (specifically the region between Asti and Alba) and Copenhagen, and I had such good experiences with them that I wanted to buy one. Well last week I finally did, for $2,450 (there's cheaper ones, but the one I bought fit my needs the most). It's a Blix Aveny ...Jump to post
For me it was studying abroad in Oslo in 2015. The first week was a bit rough because of homesickness, depression that had hit pretty hard that summer, and dealing with a bunch of paperwork so I could actually stay in Norway for the amount of time I did. After that first week however it was pretty a...Jump to post
People want to pursue their passions, and if their passion doesn’t include a high paying job or getting a degree that’s more marketable then why force them to do that and they end up debt free or debt light but still miserable? I’m not saying eliminate all debt, but we need to bring education costs ...Jump to post
Millennials and Generation Z'ers taking over political offices can't come soon enough.Jump to post
Starting in July AF's CDG-MSP service is switched from a 789 to 772ER, however according to the MSP Spotting Facebook group there are at least a few dates in early July when it's scheduled as a 77W. I checked and indeed it shows a 77W for at least July 2nd and July 6th. Apparently I predicted the fu...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid]Clearly he should not have been a cop if he's that jumpy. Seems like people (and unfortunately especially for black people) just have to stand like statues to not get shot. Want me to give you my ID? Sorry it's in my pocket, you might think I'm pulling out a gun and then you shoot...Jump to post
No one forced them to become cops. There are many more dangerous professions that make a far greater contribution to society and don't cause so many utterly needless deaths. I try to stay out of these discussions usually, but... I gotta ask a question here. Um... like what? I think a better way of ...Jump to post
I was heading to MSP from SFO last night and as I passed through security at the International Terminal I noticed on a desk in the center of the room were two miniature flags. One being the American flag, the other being a Blue Lives Matter flag. Is this an anomaly, or is it common for security chec...Jump to post
The state rail operator in Norway NSB (Norges Statsbaner, in English Norwegian State Railways) announced that along with its subsidiary Nettbuss the two will have a new name. That name will be... Vy. Vy apparently means outlook in Norwegian, and something about looking towards the future. Not surpri...Jump to post
I don't know if I have a favorite, but I recently watched Hereditary and I didn't sleep the whole night. Not a fan of watching horror movies and I'm not ashamed to admit I need to hold a pillow and hold it over my face for any potential jumpscares or disturbing scenes. I probably shouldn't watch hor...Jump to post
As with the news reporting on something aviation related, I can see flaws when they report on trains. The segment focused on the crash of Amtrak's Silver Star in South Carolina one month ago. The cause was the conductor of a CSX freight train forgetting to throw a switch to allow the Amtrak train to...Jump to post
Except the rail is owned by Union Pacific.... What makes you think they would refuse a free upgrade to their track? With the right amount of money any railroad will say yes. How about disruption to business operations before, during, and after construction? In the short term, it solves some problem...Jump to post
Upgrading the Coast Line between LA and SF with 7 or so daily roundtrips and slashing the travel time in half to around 6 hours would be a huge improvement over the status quo and cost a lot less than CAHSR. If our government is too incompetent to build true HSR then we have to find a middle ground...Jump to post
Upgrading the Coast Line between LA and SF with 7 or so daily roundtrips and slashing the travel time in half to around 6 hours would be a huge improvement over the status quo and cost a lot less than CAHSR. If our government is too incompetent to build true HSR then we have to find a middle ground ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Then, there’s this...
At least the Coastline already has the right-of-way. Buy tilting trains so you can run at higher speeds.Jump to post
Still barbaric, but at least quick and painless (in theory) unlike the gas chambers.Jump to post
Give some money to Minnesota so we can build our higher speed rail line between the Twin Cities and Duluth. It's actually shovel ready unlike most of CAHSR.Jump to post
To answer your question about the baggage, I guess it depends on your definition of HSR but in Italy I rode a train that reached around 150 mph and it was packed and people were leaving bags in the aisle, and I rode the X2000 from Stockholm and had the same issue. Easy fix is have more room for bag...Jump to post
This is basically the same thing that we saw with the 757 fifteen years ago: Airbus has spent the last three years essentially scouring the world looking for anyone who'll take an A380 by some means.... and other than EK and NH, they've essentially come up dry. Airlines have long since been put on ...Jump to post
Interesting. So parts of the media and some people have spun this to make AOC look like she's a looney that wants HSR everywhere across this country including Hawaii and Alaska.
Nice to see people still love to blow things out of proportion.
Clearly they should've been more specific in the Green New Deal because people keep thinking AOC and others want to build transcontinental HSR routes. I hope that's not their intention and I highly doubt it is, but they're certainly right in wanting to make air travel unnecessary (besides flight con...Jump to post
I'll agree with you there. Yes sometimes the plane is a necessity, but for markets like LA-SF the train can and should make sense to take instead. The majority of my traveling in Europe was by train. No security, no having to get to/from the airport, and I could easily walk around. The only complai...Jump to post
California already has a bullet train. It's named Southwest Airlines. As much as we might be aviation fans here, I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking air travel, with the airport experience in particular, has become extremely miserable and would rather have rail travel as an option for relatively sho...Jump to post
So assuming the initial operating segment is completed, are bullet trains just going back and forth between Bakersfield and Merced? Or will they continue north and/or south but at slower speeds?Jump to post
Up front cost might be more expensive, but thinking about the development costs & maintenance costs on such a complicated piece of machinery, not to mention all of the costs associated with producing, delivering and and storing the fuel, I imagine that over 5-10 years that investment of buildin...Jump to post
Sometimes you need to ask for overkill to get good enough or not quite good enough. I like the high speed rail idea. Obviously it won't replace every domestic flight, but there are routes where upgraded rail infrastructure could mean less or no flights are needed. I am curious why you and others ar...Jump to post
Sometimes you need to ask for overkill to get good enough or not quite good enough.
I like the high speed rail idea. Obviously it won't replace every domestic flight, but there are routes where upgraded rail infrastructure could mean less or no flights are needed.
I was watching a documentary about asbestos and learned that the World Trade Center towers had asbestos installed in the first 40 floors before the material was banned from use. What would the health affects be if the entire two buildings had asbestos when they collapsed on 9/11? Also the fire-proof...Jump to post
If we fired everyone who made bad choices in the past then no one would have a job or hold public office. At least he acknowledged what he did was wrong and apologized. If he tried burying the truth then yes he should resign if one of the people in the photo is him, but he told the truth which is sh...Jump to post
Taxes: Higher taxes on the upper class, and making sure there aren't loopholes for the upper class and corporations to get around paying their fare share. Health: Universal healthcare. People's health should not be seen as a way to make money. Make efforts to ban cigarettes in all public places. Fin...Jump to post
-Forget about girls. Focus on you. -Some people will come into your life and may seem like friends, but they're really just acquaintances. Eventually they'll move on, and you'll have to let go. -You were destined to be in transportation planning. Focus on that. -Humans are imperfect and can sometime...Jump to post
Tunnels. Catapults. Cars. Planes. Boats. All of these inventions make a wall useless.
And that's all I'm going to say on this matter.
Antoli0794 wrote:Maybe NBO, 28 PDEW
I'm probably not the best perspective, but I have Aspergers and have been ashamed of it even though I try not to be. When I was a kid my parents tried to get me into groups with other autistic people, but that only made me feel more ashamed. However I live a mostly normal life; the only aspects of A...Jump to post
If anyone wonders why GM is cutting economy cars when gas prices are bound to go up again, just remember they kept building land yachts during the oil crisis, and only in the 80s when the Japanese and Germans were taking over America did GM bring out economy cars (that were half-baked) in a desperat...Jump to post