Cons and Pros off HSR
● Our Nation does need a major discussion
about our country’s future transportation need.
● We must discuss the energy consumption.
● We must discuss the emissions between
the various transit modes.
● We must discuss the National security,
energy available in case of a market crisis.
● We must discuss the fluid throughput of
the traveling people and goods.
● We must discuss the travel time
consumption between the different modes.
● We must discuss the economics of the
proposed HSR system.
● We must discuss the National unity.
The public may not be willing to listen to leadership promoting
High-Speed-Rail (HSR). They may not be able to understand the
National importance of such a massive recommendation. They may
perceive that such an undertaking is out of reach, too expensive, or
too utopia to be accomplished. This will require sound and unified
leadership; remember we call us to be the USA. Also let us do master
planning once again for our Nation; this may be a hard one to do and
usher this through congress. We must rise to solutions and not so
much to destructive negativity.
The population will
hear the proposal on National level, just as they did when President
Eisenhower proclaimed to build the interstate highway corridors. Our
people will once more find productive work and have an opportunity
to contribute toward the country. This work will provide the
population with sense of purpose and will have a healing effect even
down to the families.
We cannot any longer consume petro energy as we have in the past.
Remember this energy source is finite. We cannot afford the enormous
amount of capital drain to questionable countries. We must include
the healthcare cost for our population due to polluting emission.
Pro - We must re-invest this money
into upgraded National infrastructure for the 21st century. We must
once again, as a Nation, think like Ike did, he promoted the
interstate highway system and we built that system. The Nation heard
the proposal and went forward with the building thereof.
Cars produce more emission per passenger and are much less fuel
efficient. Over population of cars on the road lead to increased
gridlock and consume evermore commute time. Car transportation does
require a large amount of surface area to transport people.
Passenger Trains, Light-rail, they
usually cannot bring the traveler to the doorstep. They require
waiting time for the connections. They may provide limited or
erratic service depending on the final planning.
Passenger Trains, Light-rail can transport many more people in a
much smaller per square foot area. They can move at good speed while
clogged highways cannot. They are safe, comfortable and relaxing to
ride on. They are very fuel efficient and have minimal polluting
emission. They can use domestic electrical power and recover some
electrical energy during the braking via re-generative braking.