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Do we invest too little in public infrastructure, or too much?
But getting back to the thread topic, both US and EU grids are dwarfed by Chinese grid projects, like this one:
Boris bridging the gap.
America finally has a good railway: Brightline in Miami (I tend to trust this guy)
I'll grant that a train traveling at 300 km/h isn't quite as comfortable as one traveling at 130-200 km/h,...
The Vegas Loop - Quick Facts - Includes the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop (LVCC Loop) - Total Current Cost: $52-million - Travel Speed: 155 mph
...but I wonder if the thrill ride even went as fast as 50.
I wish I could experience that speed some day. (Well, I have in airplanes.)
Wikipedia says, "The tunnel was unveiled in mid-April 2021 with regular Tesla Model 3 and Model X cars used for shuttling, running at about 35 miles per hour (56 km/h)" i.e. surface street level top speed - and that must be the top speed, because in the video the traffic looks congested to begin with and is 30 km/h tops (yes, I mean km/h). Also the promised capacity is orders of magnitude "not there yet".
There's also the interesting concept of night trains. I've never been on one, but to go to Vienna I can very much imagine it's much more comfortable to board a train at night, sleep while you're barreling towards your destination and to wake up near Austria.
I'll grant that a train traveling at 300 km/h isn't quite as comfortable as one traveling at 130-200 km/h,
Not in my experience. The 380 Beijing-Shanghai trains are smooth. Classic coin test; you put a coin on its end, it shouldn't fall down. I don't think I have traveled 300+ trains in Europe. The trains I have taken in Germany, Spain, Italy were below 300, the Swedish barely 200. Have travelled in France, but not high-speed.
00:00oh yeah i had moved on from elon musk00:03but then the richest man on the planet00:06had to go and invent the underground00:09traffic jam
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