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Old 10-11-2010, 08:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Clev View Post
Which is why it's a shame that California keeps dragging their feet on it. It's a long state with a few very highly populated areas separated by many miles of not-so-populated areas. These areas are connected by freeways that see a continuous stream of cars in both directions 24x7. Even a limited train (say, San Diego-Riverside-Pasadena-Visalia-Bakersfield-Fresno, with a split to Sacramento and a BART linkup in Fremont, would serve a massive number of people with as few as eight stops (none closer than 20 miles, and most 80 miles apart), and reduce the amount of repaving that must be done almost continuously on I-5 and Highway 99.
Yeah, that's what this table would imply :

U.S. Transportation Subsidies
U.S. Department of Transportation Funding, 2002:

$ 32,300,000,000     54%    Highways
$ 14,000,000,000     23%    Aviation/ airports
$  5,000,000,000            Mass transit
$  4,000,000,000            Maritime
$    521,000,000     -1%    Amtrak
$60,000,000,000             TOTAL USDOT BUDGET

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