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Old 10-12-2010, 05:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nmgolfer View Post
Southern California has a commuter train... some people use it too. Nothern California has BART which will never pay for itself... another white elephant
Southern California has the worst "commuter train" service imagineable... and this is coming from somebody who tolerated it for five years.

BART doesn't "pay for itself", but neither do highways. Gas taxes and other user fees only pay for 51% of the cost of the highways. And let's see you dismantle BART and put those 327,000 daily riders into cars. Traffic is bad enough in the Bay Area.

Highways are paid for with gas taxes by the people that use them
Not even close--see above.

I use a car, then I rent a car. Its inexpensive and easy especally with today's GPS nav systems
And how does this suddenly change with high-speed trains?

That is completely uncalled for. If I were a moderator I would ban you.
Actually, that's the appropriate response to "ZOMG communists!"

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