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#1 Mexas Joe

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 12:57 PM

 

High-speed rail is turning out to be a slow-speed proposition

 

The first segment of California’s first-in-the-nation bullet-train project, currently scheduled for completion in 2018, will not be done until the end of 2022, according to a contract revision the Obama administration quietly approved this morning. That initial 119-mile segment through the relatively flat and empty Central Valley was considered the easiest-to-build stretch of a planned $64 billion line, which is eventually supposed to zip passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in under three hours. So the four-year delay is sure to spark new doubts about whether the state’s—and perhaps the nation’s—most controversial and expensive infrastructure project will ever reach its destination.

 

4 Moar Years! 4 Moar Years!

 

Holy Smokes what a giant cluster and waste of money.

 

How does it manage to take so long to lay down a 120 miles of track? Taggart Transcontinental would have had it down in a year.


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#2 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:07 PM

I mean seriously. $64 billion and the best they can think of is a fecking train? 


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:10 PM

I mean seriously. $64 billion and the best they can think of is a fecking train? 

 

think of all the hookers and blow we could get for that.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:17 PM

think of all the hookers and blow we could get for that.

 

You could fill a 20,000 person auditorium in hookers and literally be up to your neck in meow.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:23 PM

4 Moar Years! 4 Moar Years!

 

Holy Smokes what a giant cluster and waste of money.

 

How does it manage to take so long to lay down a 120 miles of track? Taggart Transcontinental would have had it down in a year.

Cute :cheers:



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:24 PM

Since this is in California are they going to start making them register their Bullet trains?  Or just run background checks on anyone who wants to ride them?


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:32 PM

I mean seriously. $64 billion and the best they can think of is a fecking train? 

 

A highway can easily cost $20 million a mile, and there are 150,000 miles of highway in the US.  That works out to $3 trillion for the interstate highway system.  Transportation is expensive, yo.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:35 PM

Since this is in California are they going to start making them register their Bullet trains?  Or just run background checks on anyone who wants to ride them?


Lol.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:42 PM

Since this is in California are they going to start making them register their Bullet trains? Or just run background checks on anyone who wants to ride them?


I see it!
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:50 PM

A highway can easily cost $20 million a mile...

California bullet trains are coming in at half-a-billion dollars per mile..

They could have just built another highway and gold-plated it  :lol:


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:52 PM

The answer- a monorail.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:55 PM

A monorail?
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:55 PM

The answer- a monorail.

 

mono = one

rail = rail

 

look it worked for North Haverbrook


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 01:59 PM

mono = one
rail = rail
 
look it worked for North Haverbrook

Exactly.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:35 PM

This is such a cluster feck. It was approved by the voters to go from San Francisco to LA via Silicon Valley.

 

About two months after it was approved, it came out with "Oh, now that we have looked at it closer, we can't put a bullet train from SF to Silicon Valley to LA."

 

Surprise.

 

According to the ballot initiative, that should have killed the project, dead. Now it is not a bullet train. It is a slightly faster than a regular train and it will connect farm towns in the central valley to LA. It will not come close to San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

 

For some reason, Jerry Brown keeps pushing it as "vital to California's economy." Gavin Newsome, the most likely our next governor, has publicly criticized the project and it will likely die while he is in office.

 

We have this and the fiasco that is the SF Bay Bridge. Good by California, you are going to look good in the rear view mirror in a few years.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:43 PM

This is such a cluster feck. It was approved by the voters to go from San Francisco to LA via Silicon Valley.

 

About two months after it was approved, it came out with "Oh, now that we have looked at it closer, we can't put a bullet train from SF to Silicon Valley to LA."

 

Surprise.

 

According to the ballot initiative, that should have killed the project, dead. Now it is not a bullet train. It is a slightly faster than a regular train and it will connect farm towns in the central valley to LA. It will not come close to San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

 

For some reason, Jerry Brown keeps pushing it as "vital to California's economy." Gavin Newsome, the most likely our next governor, has publicly criticized the project and it will likely die while he is in office.

 

We have this and the fiasco that is the SF Bay Bridge. Good by California, you are going to look good in the rear view mirror in a few years.

 

Preach it brotha...

 

 

Did you hear that the new span of the bay bridge is apparently already showing signs of being completely fecked?  As in due to the cheap materials from china and the cleats that anchor the giant cables to the structure are rusting out?  I heard about it not too long ago, haven't researched it, but I guess it has quite a few engineers and politicians quite concerned.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 03:46 PM

Preach it brotha...

 

 

Did you hear that the new span of the bay bridge is apparently already showing signs of being completely fecked?  As in due to the cheap materials from china and the cleats that anchor the giant cables to the structure are rusting out?  I heard about it not too long ago, haven't researched it, but I guess it has quite a few engineers and politicians quite concerned.

 

From what I heard, some how, bolts and other devices were spec'ed using metal that corrodes in sea water.

 

When inspectors tried to submit the report stating as such, they were fired.


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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:01 PM

They'll pay for it with the proceeds from selling all of the assault weapons they're about to confiscate.
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Posted 19 May 2016 - 05:48 PM

anyone else have that song in their head now?

 

pardon me boy, it that the cali bullet choo choo?
right on track twenty-nine, boy you can gimme a shine
I can't afford to board the cali bullet choo choo
I've got my fare, and just a trifle to spare...


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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:20 AM

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