Comments on: How roads could beat rail http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-53751 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:46 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-53751 Pretty element of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your augment or even I fulfillment you get admission to consistently fast.

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By: gblatham http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-46856 Thu, 02 May 2013 14:46:38 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-46856 Mr. Salmon,

At the beginning of your essay, you said that “the best blog posts…are the ones which change your mind.”

Based upon that criterion, this piece is an abject failure.

To put it another way: if your view of our collective transport future, replete with its burgeoning suburbs, is accurate, I hope I’m dead before it arrives.

Sincerely,
Garl B. Latham

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By: SimoneT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45726 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:06:47 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45726 Spot on we need rail’s efficiencies and road’s flexibility – particularly in places like China and India where the stats on private car takeup are mind blowing and new superhighways clog the day they open. I wonder if the author has seen the TEV Project? It’s a non-commercial project that combines a lot of the technologies mentioned in this article, with the addition of direct electric power to EVs so they can go indefinitely without stopping to charge. Zero emmisions. I would link to their website but I don’t want to look like spam! I think in future the lines between road and rail, and public and private transport are going to blur.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45713 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:01:08 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45713 bring back the horse & buggy….

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By: Carbona http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45667 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 03:54:57 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45667 When surveyed on the matter I always say I am against public transportation even though I am not and for pretty much the same reason I side on the side of climate-change denying politicians. Public transportation is a wonderful and needed supplement to private automobiles .. but support for public transportation is invariably used to support the idea of it supplanting the private auto. And that idea is supported mainly by those who either do not have spouses and teenage kids or do not allow those family members a say on what trips and errands need to be made.

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By: Carbona http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45666 Sun, 27 Jan 2013 03:48:23 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45666 You had me until you talked about “car-sharing”. First of all, if car sharing were desirable or feasible, we would be doing it now .. whether the car drives itself has nothing to do with it. But mainly .. I do not know ONE person who does use his or her car as mobile storage unit/purse/safety zone from social norms and the madness of crowds. My car stinks and I like it that way .. I also like to know that when I can’t find my wallet it is almost always because I left it in the car.

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By: emu http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45664 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:31:18 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45664 So, how does the liability thing shape up?

What, if any, licence do I need to sit in an autonomous vehicle and who is going to jail if that car runs over some grandma?

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By: lyang http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45661 Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:14:26 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45661 Highspeed rail is more of a substitute for short-haul flights.

Should do everything where appropiate- self driving cars won’t solve the bottleneck such as Holland tunnel. Maybe self-driving car to the train or bus rapid transit station then back to self driving car.

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By: klhoughton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45660 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:58:56 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45660 ” Improvements on existing bridges and tunnels, absolutely, including that new tunnel to New Jersey.”

Now you’re just being a bi’atch, Felix. Stop rubbing it in that we have a Governor who is more determined to prepare himself to run the nation into the ground than run the state.

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By: davebarnes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/01/24/how-roads-could-beat-rail/comment-page-1/#comment-45659 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:33:56 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20294#comment-45659 “Especially so long as there aren’t any self-driving cars to pick up passengers when they arrive.”
Don’t limit your thinking.
Think ZipCar + train + ZipCar.

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