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How will the construction of the high speed rail change our lives?

Updated on April 6, 2012
Minimum speed 168 miles (270 kilometers) an hour.
Minimum speed 168 miles (270 kilometers) an hour.

The bullet train will make us less dependable on fossil fuel.

Obama’s plan to make America one of the countries with high-speed rail is not a new idea, but it’s one of the good ones that need to be resurrected. The idea of having a train that can commute the public to their destination at speed of 320 mph add comfort to the word on time.

The fact that we’ve not made any effort to fully carry out this idea before, sort of make president Obama looks more like the president of the future. (this was said 3 years ago) An idea like that should have been supported by private organizations. The Federal Government should not have been the one to lift it off the ground.

The big puzzle here, is why has the Air line industry not taking the initiative to invest in this plan. Perhaps they have, may be it’s not yet known, and if not, hopefully they do. After all, it’s much fun to commute by train than to travel by Airplanes.

At least with the train we'll get to experience and observed the outskirt of the country. In the Airplane most time we're staring at the clouds, while with the train the scene changes flashes at a time. The advantage one gets when traveled by high-speed trains will not just be on the visual aspect, the commuters would also save money, they would have options,whether they wish to travel by train or The Airplanes.

Prices and distances traveled will be compared with that of the Airplanes. And if the arrival times between Airplanes and the trains are not that significant, than price differentiation will become a consideration for the commuter to consider, especially since oil prices may skyrocketing once more.

The advantages that bullet train can offer to our future economies and environment is too obvious to deny. We need to act quickly, because as it is now, it’s harder to speed up the economy if we’re still traveling in slow motion. We need to cut on CO2 emission by ernergizing our traveling speed with renewable energy production which will create jobs to speed up the economy. With the bullet train at least employees will be able to work 1-3 states away from their homes and not have to pay a bundle to get to work on time. We are making access to professionalism easier to employers by linking skills from different states with the bullet train.

These trains move so fast that those who conversed within distances of 100 Kilometers must keep their sentences short if they wish to convey their points across, because by the time they're finished with one sentence, they're already 10 kilometers apart.

The new generation would no longer have to worry about not being able to afford the extra tuition for living on campus. With the bullet train, a student who live in Sacramento and attend school in San Diego, would have had the option to go back home for dinner and still get back on time to attend the next class. We are adding comfort to the learning experience through the access of the bullet train. With the bullet train a presidential candidate would be able to speed up his campaign by travailing states to states via the bullet train instead of the bus.

It is without a doubt that bullet trains can help give leverage to our future economy. The advantages that are foreseen for implementing this technology will enable us as a country to be less dependent on fossil fuel. It will create lots of jobs across America. It will cause new and well established businesses to spread out in developing cities where profit can once again become possible. It is a venture capital project not a government project. The high-peed rail doesn't have to be own by one group of investors, they can be many, each group owning sections of the high- speed rail.

According to department of N.C transportation, officials from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina have released a study that dissected the routes of high-speed bullet train servicing south, between Charlotte, N.C., Greenville, S.C., Atlanta, Ga. and Macon, Ga. plus the Washington, D.C. to Charlotte Southeast High Speed Rail corridor (SEHSR). If you're interested in learning more about it, please click on the links above or below for further information.

For the new entrepreneurs, the advantage of the high-speed rail would have created the opportunity of a life time. As we know, wherever challenges exist, opportunities follow, and for the new entrepreneurs, a developing city would have triggered many job opportunities. The bullet train would have been the gateway that connects our cities resources together like the World Wide Web connects our thoughts together.

Likewise, with the high-speed rails, whatever happen in one city would have affected another city directly? In a way, the bullet train would have been the connecting links that brings us together as a society. Which in turn would have made crimes easier to track down.

The $13 billion that president Obama recently offered is only a down payment to help lift this project off the ground. If this idea were to fully take flight, it would have had to attract more investors. This is not a project that depends on government initiatives but one that depends on high scale entrepreneurs like yourself who knows how to turn risk into profit.

This is a winning proposition folks, there's no reason this plan should rest in our back yards, any investor who is interested in long-term growth, and if they understand this plan and be able to visualize the profit they would have gain from that investment they would have poured millions into this project. This is a plan that worth thinking about folks, and remember wherever there is risk opportunity exist.

This new way of commuting would not only be good for the future generation, but would have also symbolized a physical change in the country. This proposal laid by the Obama's administration would have lasted for centuries to come. This new railways would be the arteries of our society that would populate our capitals with working class citizens to breathe fresh air in cities that are less polluted.

There are those who claimed that investing federal dollars in high-speed rail is a waste of money. The cost of building new train tracks between cities that are not conductive will not only be a challenge, but ineffective. Well, what the Chinese and the blacks are saying is that they have done it before.

They've built the American rail roads under the Rockefeller at a time when technology was a primitive idea, so why should we doubt ourselves now is the question? Therefore, if they could have done it then with the new revolutionize technologies that are now available, they should absolutely be able to do a better job.

Nothing is impossible, despite all critics, if the American people want bullets trains as an alternative to other form of transport, they will have bullet trains. All they will have to do is support the president on this plan and together we’ll make it happen. No one is saying that they won’t be challenges ahead, but without challenges no task would worthwhile. And another way, it is better to try than to stay stagnant, because by trying we can learn better way to tackle the project, leaving behind promising opportunities for the next guy who shares the same dream.

The stated that “The very first electric TGV launched in 1981 was the TGV sud-est, which is the famous orange train. This project was a complete success story, although not getting government backing; this created the most profitable service on SNCF, and paid for itself in just a few years".

The Japanese did it, the French did it, the British have done it and US who claimed to be one of the most advance countries have been left behind. They's only one explanation for this and it’s not because we less capable, but only because of competitive rivalries. Those who lobby against this bill are either not looking at the full picture or simply protecting their own interest.

As an employee, if you wish to raise your family in Georgia while working in California it extremely difficult to achieved that with our current system. The price for an air plane ticket plus the time and harassment you'll face is totally unpractical even if you had the money. But with the bullet train, all that is within reach, an employee would be able to work in one state while raising their family in another.

This project will help reduce the population of states that are over populated. It will help create more opportunities for those who wish to look for jobs in different states. The advantage of not having to move to work in a different state would have made opportunities across the country more attractive than ever before. New York & California would become less populated, making New York City a little more breathable. The option of traveling by train would have become a cost saving choice as well as moral choice. Yes! the bullet train would have create competition for the Air Transport industry and to avoid that competition all the major American Airlines such as: American Airlines, North American Airlines, United Airlines and etc.

Wind mill that give electricity would be in great needs. A need that would urge all farmers, big or small to innovate wind mill into their crops to supply high-speed rails with wind mill electricity. New bridges would have been created, offering easy access to commercial transportation, making delivery services available to less conjunction. As you can see, the advantages that high-speed rail would have offered us is limitless, but what is limiting us though is our unwillingness to come together as citizens to help attract more investors for this plan. Our unwillingness to invest in this project is exactly what’s keeping it from advancing. Our willingness to accept projects that will cut cost in the long run is exactly what's stopping this project.

Not too long ago, president Obama added $8 billion to the economic stimulus package for the innovation of the high-speed rail. Some stated that this is the biggest commitment of its kind ever made by the federal government. Is it worth it? You bet it is - if we use our imagination, we can definitely outline all the future possibilities & opportunities that this project has to offer. But if we stay pessimistic about the concept, we’ll always find something wrong with this plan no matter how Claire it's explained to us.


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      James Dubreze 8 years ago from New York, New York

      well, he offered $13 billion as a down payment. I believe if this idea were to take flight, it would attract more investors. This is a winning proposition, they is no reason why this plan should rest in our back yard. Any investor who is interested in long term growth, will pour money into it and will end up benefiting at the end.

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      dranhreb 8 years ago

      Who is going to protect the lines against terrorism?

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      James Dubreze 8 years ago from New York, New York

      Who is protecting our current lines now against terrorism? If we're goring to be attack by terrorist, why would high speed railways increase that possibility? Why are our existing lines which are not high speed lines not terrorized? If we were to construct high speed lines and they were attack by terrorist - lots of question would have been escalated, demanding where this terror is coming from. I'm not saying it would not be possible but laying out high speed lines for bullet train should not increase the chance for terrorism. The current administration would have been INVESTIGATING the cause of the terrorist act Domestically and Abroad. And those who are responsible, whether it's Domestic or Abroad would be held responsible. We are much capable of committing terrorism act against ourselves as those abroad who wishes the worst for us -- please keep that in mind.

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      issues veritas 8 years ago


      Where is it that this bullet train will be running?

      How long will it take to actually be operational?

      What other details do you have on this project?

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      James Dubreze 8 years ago from New York, New York

      Those are good questions vertitas - I will add your answer in my article - read on.

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      James Dubreze 8 years ago from New York, New York

      We have more power than all the governors combine - let us make this dream a reality - let us pressure congress to allow the Obama's administration to contribute more money into this idea.  Let us do it for our young ones. Don't you feel more comfortable when you have alternatives - well then let us get to work?

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      issues veritas 8 years ago


      Even at the optimistic cost per mile of 8 million dollars the high speed train would have only one thousand miles of track.

      More conservative estimates put the cost per mile at 40-80 million per miles with would bring down the miles to 200-100 miles of track.

      If this project is done by the government, it will take decades. If it is to be done, it has to be done in a faster time period.

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      James Dubreze 8 years ago from New York, New York

      You right Veritas  

      The government should take a passive approach on this plan. I don’t think the Obama’s administration ever wanted to tackle this project alone – they support the project because of all the advantages and opportunity that are associated with it. This project would put lots of Americans and immigrants back to work.  Beside it will alleviate us from being less dependable of fossil fuel.  you already see in the video these are the reason why Obama wants to stimulate the project.  What we hope though is that other organization can participate by investing in it.  We already have some organizations that wants to uplift this project, we just needs more of them.  In a project like this new railways need to be constructed, if we work to strengthen the old tracks, we’ll be limited as to how fast we can go.  New tracks is much of a better idea, we shouldn’t have new ideas run on old tracks, something is fundamentally wrong with this picture. 

      I don't understand why the cost per mile has to be so costly. The government needs to look into that, investigate why it's so costly. Find new way to reduce cost to make the project more cost efficient

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      It is a good idea of Obama administration to introduce bullet trains in most of the places in America restricting the terrorists at the root. Definitely a bold step befitting to Americans is going to step in.

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      OpinionDuck 6 years ago

      Not much has happened on the High Speed Trains in the last nineteen months.

      The other problem is that the proposed high speed rail lines need to be dedicated and built new for the 300 miles per hour type of train.

      Currently they are talking about sharing existing lines.

      Not a great idea.


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      climb20082008 6 years ago

      hello,good job!

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