Skip to comments.Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago
Posted on 10/18/2019 8:37:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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OMG another Ca. High speed rail, Boston dig, another bunch of politicians friends getting rich for the next 30 years!!!
LOL, LOL, LOL, PERFECT response!!!!
30 years makes them sound like ABSOLUTE IDIOTS.
Thanks to Kasich’s Medicaid expansion, Ohio can’t afford this boondoggle.
Anyone who buys into this “hyperloop” hype has no business being in “public service”.
The Transcontinental Railroad had virtually no cities or homes pr private land to negotiate and buy. However, if all of that was done up front, it would still take 25 years.
Near as I can research this, there is no proven workable models of this liberal wet dream. One would think they’d start small like a less than 50 mile model to work out bugs.
The next question is, is there that much people and freight traffic between Pittsburgh and Chicago to warrant this massive cost?
Both cities are liberal Hell holes. Will they still be around in 30 years? Or will they go the way of Detroit by that time?
How about safety. Ground speeds (even if in a tube) are subject to all sorts of accidents and failures. Whatever the device is that keeps the vehicle centered on on track is subject to failure.
The sheep in Ohio insist on putting people like kasich and dewine into office and dont even wonder or care where their tax dollars go. Any trickle of education funds goes to the bureaucracy. Schools beg for levies. State lottery money that was billed as the panacea for education budget shortfalls disappears into Administrative Costs. Im sure its as bad or worse in other states. Now THIS money pit shows up. Ill keep going to the polls, but I hold my nose as I vote Independent.
How dare me? How dare you dare me! LOL!
Don’t forget the Chinese were involved in that too.
True but there were no Communists back then, just people who worked damned hard under terrible conditions.
If you dig too deep you run into Moorlocks.
Put the center or hub in Kansas.
Run lines from LA to Kansas and NY,
Seattle to Kansas to Atlanta.
NY to DC to Atlanta,
LA to SF to Seattle,
Seattle to Chicago to NY,
LA to Dallas to Atlanta.
No other stops because it would slow down the system.
Local lines up to local states and government and private parties.
The old Trans-Continental railroad was built in 6 years. The original 160-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was built in 2.
I know that after all the bonds are paid off, the total cost for the Big Dig will be $22 billion. I think they should have done that one via a partially-toll-funded public-private partnership, mostly w/companies outside of Massachusetts to avoid the shoddy workmanship. If everybody in the Boston metro wants to clog up and congregate in downtown at once, why not make sure they pay directly for the privilege?
The old Distressway (I-93) was a classic example of “free” urban infrastructure’s version of the Tragedy of the Commons.
And the new I-93 “free” tunnel northbound is a POS that only allows a 35mph speed limit beginning at the southern entrance, going to 45mph further north.
Please let me know if you want on or off the Ohio Ping list.
Ohio planners looking at a 30-year timeline for hyperloop project between Pittsburgh and Chicago
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 17, 2019 | Ed Blazina
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