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Feb 13, 2005
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Wildwood New Jersey
Mr. Obama resorts to pure fantasy: "Imagine boarding a train in the center of a city," he said in one of his gaudier speeches on the subject, "no racing to an airport and across a terminal, no delays, no sitting on the tarmac, no lost luggage, no taking off your shoes. Imagine whisking through towns at speeds over 100 miles an hour, walking only a few steps to public transportation, and ending up just blocks from your destination."

well the fantasy sounds great.. blocks from your destination.. but the reality promises you a drive of over a hundred miles to get to the train...

so instead of a bridge to nowhere it is a train "from" nowhere...

Now Obama Wants To Build A $5 Billion Bullet Train From Las Vegas To Nowhere

Now Obama Wants To Build A $5 Billion Bullet Train From Las Vegas To Nowhere

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.

Privately held DesertXpress is on the verge of landing a $4.9 billion loan from the Obama administration to build the 150 mph train

The vast park-and-ride project hinges on the untested idea that car-loving Californians will drive about 100 miles from the Los Angeles area, pull off busy Interstate 15 and board a train for the final leg to the famous Strip.

Yet even as the Federal Railroad Administration considers awarding what would be, by far, the largest loan of its type, its own research warns it's difficult to predict how many people will ride the train, a critical measure of financial survival, an Associated Press review found.

There are other skeptics, as well.

"It's insanity," says Thomas Finkbiner of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. "People won't drive to a train to go someplace. If you are going to drive, why not drive all the way and leave when you want?"

Construction cost projections have soared to as much as $6.5 billion, not including interest on the loan. Some fear taxpayer subsidies are inevitable.

On clear roads, the 270-mile drive from downtown Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes about four hours. Planners say the train ride from Victorville to Las Vegas would take about 80 minutes, but it's debatable how much time would be saved after parking, boarding the train and reaching a Las Vegas hotel.

lets see.. eighty minutes plus about 2 1/2 hours to get to the train, park, get a ticket... or about a ten minute time savings...

but you should save money..

Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas can be booked for under $100.

an average round-trip fare could be as low as $75, though documents estimate $100.

so much for the savings.. so why on earth would a person drive into the desert, pay more and get nothing in return?...

how about naming the train.. "stupid liberals blowing your money
faster then this train can ever go"


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Feb 12, 2007
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The Dark Side
Should be something Old Whiskey Breath would support. The project probably has all kinds of shovel ready jobs...... :roll: :roll: :roll:

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