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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 03:51 PM

Bullet trains in America? The new push for major high-speed rail project between Boston and New York



How does an hour and 40 minutes between New York City and Boston by train sound?

Itís not outside the realm of possibilities, with high-speed rail projects and proposals getting a major boost under the new Biden administration.

Bloomberg reported on the possibility of a bullet train between some of the largest cities in the Northeast with a new tunnel from New York to Boston under the Long Island Sound with stops in Providence and Hartford. Itís called the North Atlantic Rail Project. Itís been in the works as an initiative since 2017 and is a collaboration between leaders in seven New England states.


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It would require the largest underwater tunnel in North America. It would also require government funding to really get off the ground. The tunnel would be built in three phases over 20 years at the cost of at least $105 billion. ..............(more)

https://thepointsguy.com/news/bullet-trains-america/




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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 04:20 PM

1. IT kinda great, but for goodness sakes why is it taking forever to do a simple

High speed train from LA to San Francisco? Letís see this to completion once and for all.

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Mon Mar 1, 2021, 05:15 PM

2. And Las Vegas to LA, Phoenix to Vegas also. Airlines will object but train travel is so much easier.

No expenses taxi/Uber/Lyft fares to and from airports. Easy drop-offs to downtown depots. No take-off and landing anxieties, ditto engine failure anxieties. Smoother movement, leisure, with scenery. It's a win-win.

Airline trips of course for longer distances.

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