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    Ummm... I don’t take their money

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    True that.

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    This article explains how the money system prevents safety technology from being implemented.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/why...ogy/ar-BBH5LZq

    “The railroads have been slow-walking it and it still is not implemented. It’s absolutely outrageous.”

    Railroads have cited the cost and complexity of adding the technology, which relies on satellites and radio signals to prevent trains from running out of control if an engineer has lost focus or fallen asleep while driving. Industry estimates of the total cost of installation exceed $10 billion.

    Joseph Boardman, a former chief executive of Amtrak, said the company could have had the system in place throughout the corridor more than 15 years ago if Congress had not kept cutting the railroad’s funding. “It’s the same problem that you see everywhere with the infrastructure funding — not enough being available to do the job,” he said.

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    Maybe it's just me...But if the passenger railroads can't survive without millions of our tax dollars, let them go under.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fad3c39f274f

    https://www.wired.com/2016/08/feds-j...n-needs-money/

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...0OD17R20150528

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZ Indicator View Post
    Maybe it's just me...But if the passenger railroads can't survive without millions of our tax dollars, let them go under.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fad3c39f274f

    https://www.wired.com/2016/08/feds-j...n-needs-money/

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-a...0OD17R20150528
    Exactly!!!
    My daughter went to school in Columbia Missouri. Since there is a train that runs from Denver to Ottumwa Iowa, AND I have some friends in Ottumwa, AND I have never rode anything but the ski train, I thought it would be an experience.
    Boy was I right, worst damn experience of my life. Anybody that is willing to put up with that mess is probably borderline suicidal anyway.

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    Ed at the fair



    Thiiiings! Things instead of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CO Native View Post
    Exactly!!!
    My daughter went to school in Columbia Missouri. Since there is a train that runs from Denver to Ottumwa Iowa, AND I have some friends in Ottumwa, AND I have never rode anything but the ski train, I thought it would be an experience.
    Boy was I right, worst damn experience of my life. Anybody that is willing to put up with that mess is probably borderline suicidal anyway.
    This is Get Off My Lawinism at its finest.

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