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  1. Thanks for clarifying orulz. That description has the plan make good sense. I've thought this so many times before so I'll just say it here: I'm glad the lines will go ahead and skip some of the rinky dink towns. Having to go through them is a waste of time and a nuisance for travel to DC and all points North. A 4 hr train ride to DC would be wonderful. I wonder how much faster the trip will be than that once the Richmond to DC lines are brought up to high speed tracks. Another 30 minutes shaved off perhaps? Raleigh to DC in 3.5 hours and not having to worry about parking. I'm giddy ab
  2. JoJo: I don't understand the whole idea of following what was has been the status quo pro-sprawl stance for a long time here in North Carolina. The half cent sales tax increase seems like a great idea to me. If I'm not mistaken, don't we have the 2nd most state owned roads in the USA? That's insane. The arguments against rail usually only give part of the story. They talk of the unfortunate subsidies that are needed but nearly 100% of the time neglect to also admit that their anti-rail stance encourages sprawled communities that cost a lot in tax money for city services, amongst other ex
  3. Actually, the Cato Institute is awesome. It's a gold mine of great information. From being pro school choice to anti-war. However, Randal O'Toole is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I don't think he would be able to find snow in Alaska or water in the ocean. I've heard him speak on transit before and couldn't believe they let him in the front door of the Cato Institute, much less is allowed to speak publicly about it.
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    The news media, whether local or national, loves trying to scare the crap out of us. Pumping fear into us keeps us watching. This quick pace sounds good. Seems like they are in a hurry for a reason, which speaks good things about the building that is to follow.
  5. There hasn't been any word on these for some time now??? Anyone have some new info???
  6. Chief: Oil closed at $89.47 today. Niiiice. The writing is on the wall. We have to change our way of thinking with transportation. The price for oil may go back down to say $65-70 in the near future for oil, but that will be a temporary reprieve. It's bound to keep steadily going up. Hybrids and diesel cars will only forestall an inevitability with transportation. Therefore, high speed rail has to be taken seriously. How many more highways can we create here in NC?? Don't we have the 2nd most state roads, behind Texas?? The unfortunate part is that even with the track improvemen
  7. Not sure if this necessarily belongs here, but next month there is to be a summit with leaders from across the country, on high speed rail for the East Coast held in downtown Raleigh. October 22nd. http://www.pr.com/press-release/52784
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