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Old 02-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy View Post
I am pretty sure all of those destinations have direct flights from KC, so the delays and flight transfers you keep exposing about might be slightly exaggerated.
Yep I agree. You are not going to have any transfers flying from KC to St. Louis, Chicago or Dallas. You might have delays and you would have those with trains as well.

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While the railway provides so interesting east/west connections, it provides nothing north to south.

If you are in Houston and need to get to Mpls...good luck. KC to Des Moines? Forget it? Mpls to KC or Little Rock?

Light rail would be in a tough spot. In order to spur ridership, they would have to undercut airfare pricing by a significant amount. If that were to happen, then the system would be bleeding red, and would be requiring government subsidy (i.e. your tax dollars) to stay afloat.

Would riding it be cool? Sure. Worth the cost? I do not see it.

Midwesterners like their cars. They like driving. They would rather spend their tax dollars on keeping the highways in good shape than to build a shiny fancy train that they will ride one, if that.
Light-rail or rail in general would work really well in high density areas like the Northeast. I think it would work well to travel mid-range distances as well like from KC-Chicago as long as the cost of the ticket is economical.

I agree that we like our cars and driving but it appears at least our representatives don't like fixing our roads and bridges. Our infrastructure as whole in this country is graded as a D and over 10% of our bridges rated as deficient.
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