High Speed Rail

United States
January 30, 2010 5:29pm CST
Do you think it'll ever happen in WI? They keep talking about all this Federal money to connect Milwaukee with Madison & the Racine & Kenosha areas as well. Though someone did have a valid point depending on where the stops are along the way there has to be a means of transport locally to get people around. Milwaukee has a decent bus system but do any of the other communities have one? I think they should also have it go to Green Bay & maybe even up to La Crosse or St.Paul MN. What's your opinion on this my fellow Wisconsinites? Do you think this will ever happen?
2 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
2 Feb 10
I think that there should be federal money that is dedicated to creating a high speed rail system that connects the entire country. This would be a great solution to all of the foreign oil that is consumed by people that are traveling. I think that it is important to have good public transportation nationwide and this is something that is seriously lacking in the United States. If it does happen for you up there in Wisconsin or in Ohio, you all will definitely have to share how it has worked out for you all.
• United States
2 Feb 10
They've been trying to get a system set up here for atleast the last 15yrs. One reason or another it never comes to fruition. I think it would be nice to college kids who don't always have a car & for people interviewing for jobs.
@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
30 Jan 10
They are talking about having it here in Ohio, too. From what I've heard people discussing, we just don't have the numbers we need to make the trains self-supporting. Japan has 11 times the people we do so it pays. Someone pointed out that, like Europe, we'll have to have the price of gas go sky high to get taxes to pay for the railroads. I would love to be able to take a train to Columbus, Cleveland or Cincinnati. However, getting around once you're there would be a hassle. I don't enjoy driving much anymore, the freeways are so crazy, and if they could make more stops for the train (like my little city) and solve the problem of getting around the city, I'd use them. But the ticket prices might have to be so high that it would be cheaper to drive.
• United States
2 Feb 10
You made many valid points there Dragon. I know they are proposing one of the stops to be a community nearyby to here but then I wonder where is this train line going to go? The only place for it to go is either along side the freeway or ? And like you said once you get there then how do you get around? To me the only way that would work is have a good bus service or have one of those vehicle share dealies. The kind where you pay a rental fee and reserve a car parked @ specific points and you return it when you are done in a few minutes or a few hours.