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What about the Autobahn in Germany? There is no speed limit....

Ironically, most of the autobahn moves at a snails pace these days. Traffic... whodathunkit?
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I don't care which state does it, as long as one of them ACTUALLY takes the U.S. out of the 20th century with modern engineering that isn't a football stadium or a hot dog machine.
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Why would anybody blow $10 Billion to get people to go from (Dallas)FT. Worth to Houston? And vice-versa? 

Been there. Liked neither of them.

Love Texas and Texicans. Except, of course, the Bush and Johnson clans. And their larger cities.

Ten bucks a ride requires a billion souls to be trucked from one of those places to the other.

One hundred bucks a ride would require 100 million people, just to recoup the initial investment.

$10 Billion would better be spent on education. From pre-school through Unversity.

At least they would end up smart enough to not give some moron $10 Billion to blow on some white elephant like a bullet train.

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Florida almost had a bullet train system, but then our wonderful governor said it wasn't worth it. We are a tourism state and you're telling me an easy and cheap way to move tourist around to buy **** is a bad idea? What!? Also, a train system would be wonderful for people who work. The cost saving on transportation alone is wonderful, but the ability to avoid our illdesigned and crumbling road system is just as nice. Florida keeps this up I'm moving ASAP.
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Autobahn is a very complex system
First off the license test in Germany costs 1500 euro and is not a joke like the American one.
The laws are also much more strict and have strict punishments for cutting people off etc.
Autobahn simply means freeway or Highway
The autobahn you're reffering to are the ones between towns, they are two or three lanes each side, the left 2 being high speed 120+km which is 70+ Mph (people there use common sense and usually drive at 90-110) But keep in mind that german cars are very heavy and are made to handle high speed with ease and stability.
The merging lane, also known as the slow lane, is only for merging trafic and large trucks. Also, germany does not have pickup trucks, as the cargo will fly out in the autobahn. There are many reasons we can not have autobahn-like speed. I personally would not trust americans with the Autobahn. The german people have something nationally instilled. Our state and federal government are quite stupid in the sense it doesn't allow us to make descisions as a nation on things like this.
For instance, In Los Angeles, where we suffer from HEAVY traffic, the limit will never be over 65, even though the freeways are 6-7 lanes on each side, we could use higher speed, but LA is not like texas or kansas where you can fly off the highway into a field, you will be promptly colliding with a building. ETC.
Germany's autobahn highways are also built in the most remote stretches of land between cities, to avoid property damage and the possible extra loss of human life.
Anyways, in a large and flat state like texas, a high speed train would be quite beneficial to transport. But 80MPH is a bit primative. Trains in the crowded cities of europe safely go 90-120

Exactly. It's good to see someone actually understands both systems. Recommended speed around Hamburg is 160km/h, but I could be wrong; I think 160 is like 90mph, but obviously people go much faster. I just wish the US had germanys transportation system.
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post #86 of 94
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Exactly. It's good to see someone actually understands both systems. Recommended speed around Hamburg is 160km/h, but I could be wrong; I think 160 is like 90mph, but obviously people go much faster. I just wish the US had germanys transportation system.

We could take cues from them in just about everything, in all honesty.
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10 billion dollars... That's +- 7.79 billion euros... What I couldn't do with that money...
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post #88 of 94
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We could take cues from them in just about everything, in all honesty.

Aside from the whole "censoring everything having to do with Hiter or the Nazis" and arming police officers with machine pistols... Yeah, ok. smile.gif
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Great news for us living in DFW smile.gif instead of a 5 hour road trip.. its going to take... what? 1 hour and 20 min max? awesome biggrin.gif
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Aside from the whole "censoring everything having to do with Hiter or the Nazis" and arming police officers with machine pistols... Yeah, ok. smile.gif

I'd consider their public transport, strong labour unionisation, and education system a decent trade-off. I don't consider having the freedom to deny the Holocaust all that important anyway...
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