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    And from the origional post I would say the book...

    And from the origional post I would say the book was a big swing and a miss because it has already been 20 years since it was published.
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    As much as any forum on this site this forum is...

    As much as any forum on this site this forum is based on speculation and to a degree fantasy. This discussion was simply how people feel about a proposed new technology that someone is considering...
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    Not cranked up. Just saying self driving taxis...

    Not cranked up. Just saying self driving taxis or cars would be better than what we now have and they could be safer on top of that. If they were electric and made by Google or Uber they could be...
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    Were there riots in Waco like Baltimore? Did the...

    Were there riots in Waco like Baltimore? Did the people of Waco burn down their own drug store? Did someone shoot two officers in New York in support of Waco? Just as a question, is the crime rate...
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    Not that much. Except human error seems to be a...

    Not that much. Except human error seems to be a problem with cars. I would think eliminating the expense of labor would lower the expense of the service. Just a thought however. But more to the...
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    I should add that if metro-link had been...

    I should add that if metro-link had been available to where I worked I might not have abandoned the small city for a community in an unincorporated area and changed jobs. It was a promotion so it...
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    And Baltimore? How about Chicago? It may end up...

    And Baltimore? How about Chicago? It may end up going the way of Detroit. The reported the City of Ferguson by the way. They had more people shot in Chicago this week than where I live has in...
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    Are you saying sitting in a chair all day waiting...

    Are you saying sitting in a chair all day waiting for a computer to tell you when to push a button is a job? Can you imagine doing that for 20 years?

    Isn't safety still a concern?
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    Is wasted space worse than crime and riots? To...

    Is wasted space worse than crime and riots? To me it doesn't matter if it is sympathy marches leading to strife or riots burning their own neighborhoods. It is measurable and maybe automation can...
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    We adjust to technological change every...

    We adjust to technological change every generation. That is how humans adapt. My contention for this forum is we have already learned to live with separate roadways for separate forms of...
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    And so the weak link is the oporator? Why not...

    And so the weak link is the oporator? Why not eliminate the button pusher? At least from a safety perspective? A machine does get tired working three shifts. A machine doesn't drink or use drugs. ...
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    Not a problem for me. I don't like mega cities...

    Not a problem for me. I don't like mega cities anyway. Moving to a super dense area to make us easier to control doesn't interest me much, not now and not when I was a young family man. So if...
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    As part of another discussion we have had...

    As part of another discussion we have had wouldn't automated rail solve many of these concerns as well? I agree we need to investigate this event from your original post but we had something like...
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    Correct me if I am wrong but aren't you saying...

    Correct me if I am wrong but aren't you saying the US system is stacked against forming a passenger rail system. The Class for US railroads is based on Profits, Class 1, 2 and 3 are freight and the...
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    Yes and Selle Royal owns Brooks. So Brooks might...

    Yes and Selle Royal owns Brooks. So Brooks might be called a Selle as well.
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    Ok, in this group you had to know you were...

    Ok, in this group you had to know you were feeding us a straight line??? "I still like to be able to pee,, fast" Sounds like you have a problem and it isn't Bibs.


    But back to reality. I use...
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    I have always preferred trains to Buses. And for...

    I have always preferred trains to Buses. And for most places I would rather ride a train than drive. That being said I may be spoiled because the on time record of Metro-Link, my favorite, and even...
  18. I think cycling would make you happier as a form...

    I think cycling would make you happier as a form of commuting. Unless it rains or it gets real hot. But it is also where you commute and where you live.

    Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are...
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    Some cities maybe. But not all.
    http://www.vtpi.org/avip.pdf
    Moving the cars can create some problems.
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    Anything would be better than LA, San Diego, San...

    Anything would be better than LA, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento morning traffic today. And on a bad day a computer won't shoot at you. Still the add the OP posted would be tempting I...
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    So if they did provide a separate roadway you...

    So if they did provide a separate roadway you would accept it as an alternative? Because most of us have lived with Freeways in my state that were never designed with either cyclists or pedestrians...
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    Do you ride or walk on elevated rails? Can you...

    Do you ride or walk on elevated rails? Can you walk in subway tunnels? Separate roadways exist today to some degree.
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    My guess would be to replace fossil fuel with...

    My guess would be to replace fossil fuel with nuclear generated electricity. China has like 13 new power plants under construction I believe.

    They don't need to freeze out cyclists and...
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    That is a noble cause. And if you see your...

    That is a noble cause. And if you see your efforts turning the head of the 95 percent to your point of view you will have accomplished much.

    The odds are stacked against you and the move to...
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    I thing a large number of commuters would like...

    I thing a large number of commuters would like such a system. Picture many large cities now with their rivers of vehicles pouring in for the morning rush hour and out in the afternoon. Those...
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