What train transportation could be in America.

Don't I wish!  I think trains are the most beautiful and relaxing way to travel. More room and ability to move about than either airplanes or automobiles; tables for working; power outlets; and (if done right) lounge, restaurant, and playspace cars. Human-dimensioned views. Someone else drives. But to compete with planes and cars (especially self-driving cars) a few important potential roadblocks come to mind.

  • Good parking at the stations (now often inadequate)
  • Cost (currently not competitive in most places)
  • Security (if it becomes widespread and popular, would we get TSA-style screening?)

Still, wouldn't you love it?

Posted by sursumcorda on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:51 am | Edit
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I'll believe it when I see it. Do you think it will run on the weekends? (Only central FL people will understand that.)

Posted by Patti on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Yes, Patti, our track record on rail of any speed is pathetic.

Posted by SursumCorda on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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