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Re: Conn. governorís $21B transportation plan includes improvements to Metro-North Railroad

Posted by Olog-hai on Fri Nov 8 10:01:30 2019, in response to Conn. governorís $21B transportation plan includes improvements to Metro-North Railroad, posted by TransitChuckG on Fri Nov 8 09:20:16 2019.

Lamont wants to cut the rail travel time from New Haven to Manhattan by 30 minutes. To do that $2.25 billion will be used to replace the aging bridges on the New Haven line, which are traffic chokepoints. New rail cars, at a cost of $1 billion, will help reach speeds of 110 mph

They sure love to spend, don't they. And I don't believe that 110-mph figure one bit.

So will the Acelas be able to travel at high speeds too? Imagine getting to Boston in less than three hours.

This will take decades, and I'd be surprised if I were still alive by the time the bridges are all replaced. Perhaps some new technology will arrive before then to actually make our present mechanized transportation modes obsolete, too, or has the human spirit of invention actually dissipated?

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