All mass transportation is subsudize, that includes cars, trucks, trains, and air planes.
The auto and trucks are subsudized by roads, the air plane is subsudized with air ports and air trafic controllers.
The railroads of course is amtrack and other light rails.
In the US the east coast has more mass transit than the west coast. Amtrack moves millions of people threw the year, yes it losses money but so does our road system which is subsadized.
MY PROPOSAL is that we need a public ulitity track system. When the US builded the rail system they gave it up to the corparations not like other countries that keep them IN PUBLLIC DOMAIN like mexieco.
. We can lease the tracks out by using weight x distance = cost
All six lane highways that need expanding should get a high speed rail down the center of them. We also need overpasses that allow people to get on and off safly. We will also need park and rides,buss service, a place for cabs and other sevice providers to help make it run smoothly.
This is on the notion that if you build it they will use it becouse they are allready there. Not like if you build it they will come. Its also great advertizment watching a train pass you by when your stuck in a trafic jam. Allso don't for get comfort, people go out and buy expensive cars so they have comfort. If the train is noisy has a bad vibration, the sets hard, PEOPLE WON'T USE IT.
Now witch bussines will it hurt and witch ones will profit by.
Lets start with the busneses it may hurt. Gas companies may hurt a little becouse we will use less fuel. Doctors becouse we will get cleaner air, less asma atacts, reduction in lung cancer, and we will have less accidents. The auto parts industry becouse the use of cars will be less. Some of the auto maintance shop will find a reduction to.
Now the benifits the companies that will profit from it the most. Retail sales becouse people will have more to spend instead of fuel. Auto insuranse companies may gain a profit becouse less cars on the road at a time, we may have less axcadents.But people will still keep their cars and keep their insurance.We will save Tax dollares becouse we wouldn' have to expand roads and maintan them. It is cheaper to maintane railroads tracks than roads. I believe that the auto industry will not suffer. Why you may ask, becouse people wil still buy cars, they just wont use them as much.
People love cars, they like there freedom, take there car away is like putting them in prision. So people will still buy cars. They just won't use them asmuch. Like back and forth to work. But they wil like to take trips.
I would like to see a maglev train that are 250 miles long the only ones in the US are only 20 to 30 miles long. What a wast of money.
You see air planes are not as feasable as maglev in the 250 mile range.
In alot of airports 25% of the take off and landings are within the 250mi. range.
So Instead of adding runways and traffic controlers, Maglev starts sounding prettty good. They may even be fasster than an airplane.
Food for thought.
. If you cover a maglev track to pervent animals from getting hurt, damage to the trains, and put a vacume in it. A maglev could run faster than 300mi. per. hr. and have less noise.
. How about solar or wind turbines to pump out the air. It would be feasable to run a maglev at say 500 mabe 1k mi.per.hr.
One last notioon WE WOULD SEE WHERE ARE TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING.
. THE US GOVENMENT IS A 5 TO 6TRIL. IN DEDT WHERE DID IT GO CAN YOU SEE WHERE IT WENT. AM I BLIND.
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