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Yep, and given that AMTRAK already achieves more than a third of the air/rail market share even on NYC-Boston, that route could resemble the main Shinkansen corridor, would it be built. In Japan, your good idea of two sets of stops is already realised, BTW -- in fact there are even three classes of trains in terms of how many stops they have. But first voters have to be convinced to pay the price tag...

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One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 at 06:03:38 PM EST
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Pay the price tag? Did you forget we're talking about the US? Why couldn't the US pay for this the way it pays for its wars, by selling War Bonds to the Asians?

Anyway, the voters have already been spoken for: as Reagan said, Americans don't like trains.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns

by Alexander on Tue Jan 23rd, 2007 at 07:31:20 PM EST
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