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  • On Tue, 3 May 2016, 6:59am PDT in Why are U.S. trains so bad, dodgerfanjohn said:

    It depends on what you mean by train. In general, due to superior roadways, and relatively low costs of car ownership in US, its really inconvinient to use long distance trains. Oh and usually airfare is so cheap as to make trains an undesireable option. This would be true even for high speed train. For instance the idea of a train to Las Vegas. Im quite certain that what happened is some boob politician got stuck in holiday return traffic on Memorial Day and it took 7-8 hours to get back to LA. He/she bitched up a storm not realizing that most of the time thats a 3 1/2 to 5 hour drive depending on where you live in LA. Factor in time to get to the airport(or train station) and waiting time, and its not worth it when airfare is high(you will also pay parking or uber, and same on the other end, and you don't have a car) and will never be worth it on a train.

    Also consider that weekday commuter trips by plane will often be cheaper than train. Round trip from LAX to Bay Area usually features sub $80 flights and same to Las Vegas. Train cannot beat that.

    OTOH a metro local commuter train...well lets say Los Angeles is way behind the times and should have an extensive light rail system by now. Expensive, yes, but the light rail they have now...the gold, expo, blue, and green lines, are heavily used and very efficient.

  • On Mon, 2 May 2016, 4:14pm PDT in One third Bay Area residents want to leave because of housing cost, dodgerfanjohn said:

    Leave and it won't be so much an issue anymore.

  • On Mon, 2 May 2016, 9:15am PDT in Crazy feminists greatest hits 2016, dodgerfanjohn said:

    This is what happens when dumb and naive people decide it's a good idea to give a voice to the mentally insane.

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