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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:42 AM

The fastest trains in the U.S. are about to get faster.

Will New Train Guidelines Improve Speeds? Not So Fast
Rules allow travel up to 220 mph, but no U.S. tracks can handle it

By Jo Craven McGinty
Jan. 11, 2019 7:33 a.m. ET
The fastest trains in the U.S. are about to get faster.

Beginning this month, the government will allow railroads to operate passenger trains capable of traveling up to 220 mph.

There’s just one catch: No U.S. track can handle that much speed.

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Reply The fastest trains in the U.S. are about to get faster. (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Friday OP
Crutchez_CuiBono Friday #1
pwb Friday #2
House of Roberts Friday #3
mahatmakanejeeves Friday #4
House of Roberts Friday #5
katmondoo Friday #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:53 AM

1. These trains and stuff are so advanced overseas.

If the gop would quit siphoning off any monies from the treasury we can have nice things too. It's not the gop piggy bank, and the idea that if the smallest amount of reserves start to build up, that it's a sign that rich folks have "paid too much" (EYEROLL), triggering a tax cut to help themselves to the funds, has got to stop.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:55 AM

2. Yea we are not that great after all.

In so many ways. But we have lots of weapons.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Not interested in dying in a wadded up pile of scrap metal.

There's nowhere I need to get to that fast. I'll drive there myself.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 11:32 AM

4. Because driving is much safer than any other form of transport. NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:38 PM

5. It is.

If you leave with adequate time to get where you are going, stay sober and alert, and leave the effing electronics alone while you're driving.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:46 PM

6. Instead of building a wall why not build fast train tracks

Europe is so far ahead of us.

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