Saturday, September 26, 2009

Not in my lifetime

A new series chronicling the great things that America will not get around to during my stay on the planet

The French Have Big Plans for U.S. High-Speed Rail
Major cities in the United States may be saying "bonjour" to high speed rail. A French national railroad operator known as SNCF has submitted detailed descriptions to the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration for creating 220 mph trains in four corridors: California, Florida, Texas and a Chicago/Midwest hub….

The French trains would provide service along 600-mile corridors in four hours or less. That would be plenty of time to keep up on the news,… avoid traffic jams, and get out of the gas tank rat race. Existing passenger trains in U.S. cities consume a third of the energy per passenger mile than cars, according to government data.

Click here for a map of the proposed high-speed rail lines.


Randal Graves said...

No socialist rail in my backyard! You can ration the collective food car when you pry it from my cold dead hands.

Sator Arepo said...

I'm holding out for the Boseman-to-Boise line.

DPirate said...

This is a really good idea. Then middle of the night and sell them for scrap to buy beans and stuff!

DPirate said...


Then, in ten years when we are all homeless, we can rip up the tracks in the middle of the night... etc.