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[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago

Iirc the increase in people driving instead of flying due to 911, lead to more accidents and deaths. :(

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 month ago

That's not great... I can only hope more people opt for trains instead this time.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

If we had high speed rail, I’d absolutely love to take a train to just go places, but cross country trains in the US take absolutely forever. If you aren’t in a hurry, sure, great option, cheap, but doesn’t really work well for vacations or emergencies or whatever when you have very limited time.

For example, Chicago to Seattle takes 46 hours by train but 30 hours by car. Even with stops for food, gas, and bathroom, even staying somewhere for the night, you aren’t adding 16 hours on.

https://www.amtrak.com/empire-builder-train

We really need to invest more in high speed rail.. like everywhere here. Until then, unfortunately, I doubt people will shift that way overall.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 month ago

Gah! I wish so desperately that wasn't the case, but I can't dispute that. It really does feel like without investment in our rail network, there's no good way of long distance travel, so it's currently just a shit sandwich all around.

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