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Should the U.S. build a national high speed rail system?

  • I think we should build a high speed rail.

    Here’s why. Airlines need compition. The government should partner up with these billionaires to help finance it. We have to be creative. On the east coast, build two tracks from Boston to Orlando. Some overhead, some underground. If we move a little west where land is available and cheap, obstacles are much less. 150 miles west is plenty. Have stations along the way to make local connections. Have express trains from Boston to Washington, South Carolina then to Orlando. If we travel at 250mph, we’re there in 5 hours. That’s way faster then airline when you figure in the show up time etc. Once that’s complete, you head west with stops in the Midwest then to California. It’s a an investment that works for everyone
    Tony z

  • Spend money that actually gives us some return

    It is cheap, environmentally friendly, and it creates jobs. Some people say it would be too expensive but it wouldn't cost more than building and maintaining an interstate. Also if we stopped having wasteful wars, we could easily pay for it. Final thought: every other first world country has kt and likes it. All aboard!

  • Makes much more sense than wars.

    Tell the government that they need to stop spending money on unnecessary wars and fixing other countries. We need to be modernizing our own infrastructure, and a high speed rail network is an absolute necessity for that. Not only will it put thousands of Americans back to work, thus providing a much-needed boost for the economy, but it reduces CO2 emissions and unclogs congestion in highways and airports. We cannot continue to be the laughingstock of the world. GET IT BUILT!

  • Right Away!

    These types of transportation are already in use in many otehr countries to great success and efficiency. the building of thsi system would mean many jobs, would improve traffic congestion, and pollution in our cities, and be very cost-effective to commuters. They could made to run on alternative fuels, and would even possibly be attractive. Carbon emissions would be reduced which is good for all. As the systems popularity grew, it would mean more and more infrastructure and more and more jobs in construction, maintenance, and operations.

  • Yes the U.S. should build a national high speed rail system

    Why not? Other countries have them. It is a much more convenient way of travel than by something like bus or airline. What's the downside? More people would probably be able to afford it as well compared to these other methods of transportation. So yeah, I think the U.S. should build a national high speed rail system, there's certainly worse ways to be spending our money.

  • Yes, the US is wasting resources by not building high speed rails.

    The US is wasting resources by requiring all freight that has to be moved quickly over a long distance to be moved by jets. High speed rail systems are much more efficient at moving cargo and people between metropolitan areas, yet we continue to waste increasingly expensive jet fuel and creating excess carbon emissions. A high speed rail system would be an excellent investment for the US to make.

  • No not this time.

    The way we were in the United States of America so we are traveling by car because They are a lots of roads and it was a quick way to get to any destinations. But there was a taxes issue with Amtrak when it was expensive to bay for it. But the passenger are still riding on it. But the other class one railroad like CSX, CN, or BNSF are doing so much better and it has a few passenger service and it has a lower taxes, even the regional railroads so you can take a ride on a trip and see the pretty scenery.

  • NO! The United states will not have more high speed railway.

    This is ridiculous if we were about to receive to construction of the south east corridor if we saw it while we live in Virginia so the people love to live in this territory where theirs still an old times trains around and runs through every town.. .. . ..

  • Not this time

    WE believe the old fashion trains are better than high speed rail so we have to live with it because we want to see the scenery so often. Just like this there is complication from the way we were to a perfect natural things as you know let's be more consideration.

  • Nope no today

    We love all diesel and electric locomotive so anyway the people are still riding them so we don't need high speed commuter rail because that's not possible. Soon we want our both today's modern and vintage locomotive stay and the railway will still be the same.. .. . . .

  • No no at all

    I think we have enough transportation. So amtrak will not go out of business does it? It's so uncanity so this time we have to live with today that's the way things are. Any way there is our steam heritage like N&W j-class no.611 or Southern pacific 4-8-4 daylight even Western Maryland since railroad so we don't need more high speed rail line but only just a few.

  • No, too Costly

    Ever since Japanese and Taiwanese governments are actually going bankrupt when they are maintain their high-speed rail system. High speed rail costly billions of dollars are expended and not piratical in our country. You know that? .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. .. .. . . .

  • It's not far

    We don't need high speed trains because it won't be right so you know we love old locomotive better then the new one and we don't want to say goodbye to the rest of our past so this time We don't want more high speed rail corridors but 3 in the north east and one in California can be enough.

  • It's not far

    We don't need high speed trains because it won't be right so you know we love old locomotive better then the new one and we don't want to say goodbye to the rest of our past so this time We don't want more high speed rail corridors but 3 in the north east and one in California can be enough.

  • It's not far

    We don't need high speed trains because it won't be right so you know we love old locomotive better then the new one and we don't want to say goodbye to the rest of our past so this time We don't want more high speed rail corridors but 3 in the north east and one in California can be enough.

  • No south east corridor

    I don't want the high speed rail coming through Virginia or Stafford county and Fredricksburg that's not possible and I saw old fashion train coming by every day when it was normal and they mean so much to me. The way the railroad was when it was natural and neat and besides I don't want the part of our past die away because old fashion trains is our contrary's tradition.


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