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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 04:13 PM
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52. Geographically, the US is not Europe or Japan
Edited on Wed Jul-30-08 04:15 PM by Nederland
That is the root of the problem.

The US is too spread out geographically for rail to compete against the airlines effectively. It's not a question of bad management, poor government funding or anything else, it's simply a matter of geography.

That, and the fact that automobiles are subsidized to the tune of billions of dollars a year... :)
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