What We Can Learn From California

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  1. Philip Skoog says:

    Yes this in an interesting idea. The issues that come up are more about the actual cost per passenger mile carried. Trains need to be scheduled just like air lines to fill most of the seats for a particular trip segment. Otherwise the train will note have a price verses trip time advantage for the passenger and thus much lower market penetration. It is worth running the numbers and Elon Musk has done this with a team for the hyperloop. It is not yet certain that rail will beat air with high efficiency jet deasigns that are droppin their fuel per passenger mile numbers very fast. 20% in the last 10 years.

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