"I do not like the fact that their policy chooses your car, chooses your rights to an airplane," say a train to California, "he said during a speech in El Paso, Texas, last week, drawing alleged chorus boos.
He spoke about the Democrats' proposal for the Green New Deal, but it was a complete misdiagnosis of what is actually in the plan recently presented by the freshman New York Republic's Alexandra Ocacio-Cortes and Massachusetts Senator Edom Markie, which implies new investments. USA at speed rail transport as a cleaner alternative to road and air traffic.
But this was not the only time President sank on the railroad this week. Democratic governor Gavin Newsom, who stated in his state about a state on Tuesday that he was going to The train may eventually transport passengers from the Los Angeles metropolis to the metro area, which includes both the Silicon Valley and San Francisco, but has so far told News that they are Growth will focus on a line from Bakersfield (population: 380,000) to Merced. (population: 83,000).
"The whole project is a" green "catastrophe," Trump said on Twitter, and demanded that California return 3.5 billion dollars. The 2009 federal stimulus meant kickstart countries from the Great Recession.
The president likes to hate California. He defeated state wildlife management practices, assuming that his woods should be shot down to prevent forest fires, he criticizes the state and its cities for protecting illegal immigrants. His policy is contrary to California's offshore drilling, emissions standards for cars, legalized marijuana, and others.
Newsom – who, by the way, was married to Kimberly Gilfoil, who now stands for Senior Son Trump – quickly shot back, making clear high-speed rail money will not be returned and the rail system is still part of California's plan. But it is equally clear that the state began to build something when it was not clear whether there was enough federal or private funds to complete the work.
Although the leg of the Central Valley has always been the first phase of the project, it remains that, 11 years after voters first said they would pay billions to build it, the new governor passed the dose of realism to the Californians. Over-graph and over-budget voter-approved dream 200 plus a mile-hour trip to the most populous state of the two most populous areas will not happen any time soon.
But why not? She feels that all other developed parts of the world have invested in such trains – they are all over Europe and Asia. However, there is no real high-speed rail in North America. Even in Canada there is not one.
The north-eastern corridor, from Washington, DC to Boston, has Acelu Amtrak, but it does not travel as fast as the balloons of other countries. Acela peaks at 150mph and then just to smidge its route. Trains in China, Japan and Europe travel over 200 megapixels.
Trump, in fact, complained about the lack of fast trains in the US on the 2016 electoral route.
"We have the worst transport system and train system," he said in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in April 2016. "In China, they have trains running 250 miles per hour, and here, if the train goes more than 60, it's like a collision area, and we see it all the time – we have to start rebuilding this country."
The lag behind the modernization Infrastructure on roads, rails and bridges exceeds $ 800 billion, according to the Department of Transport.
Trump's plan to stimulate $ 1 trillion. Private infrastructure costs with federal infusions of over $ 200 billion. Not yet completed, partly because it can not find. payment method for him. And this did not focus on The Obama administration had an early federal plan for high-speed railways, but it could not get money from Congress. In fact, the latest high-speed railway funding at the federal level was ten years ago in this bill, and the only truly high-speed rail project under construction – it's from Bakersfield to Mercedes.
Amtrak has plans for faster trains, but they are locked in their old track system.
Florida – Brightline – Traveling faster than most other US trains, but nowhere near 200 miles per hour. But this is both running and the movement of passengers. BrightLine also took on a project that combined Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
The ambitious plans for a fully private wagon train between X & Juston and Dallas are progressing but face the challenges only this week as they seek to purchase land in rural Texas. Texas Central, the company that is behind the effort, says that it continues its plans.
There is a local movement to the trains. This is very, very slow, especially in the absence of any federal leadership on this issue.
The Trump Infrastructure Plan focused more on "transforming" new ideas. It did not specify that, but one proposal is further afield ideas like the Elon Musk's Boring project company, which would dig the tunnels whip cars quickly in Los Angeles, Chicago and DC area. This, however, seems even farther from reality.
It was an epic system of trains, the Transcontinental Railway, a miracle of engineering and determination that united the United States together and allowed the Americans to spread to the West with greater ease and efficiency.
But it was an epic highway system, the Interstate Presidential Dwayne Eisenhower highway, a miracle of engineering and determination that opened the country 100 years later and created a kind of suburban diaspora.
roads rather than around rail lines today. The suburbs that stretch around motorways and people outside of the big urban areas require cars. But while it was a self-sufficient system, the gas tax would not cover road costs for a long time. Trump proposed to raise the gas tax in 2018, but he did not go away.
The money invested in the interstate system of roads, combined with the ease and independence of cars, largely removed the Americans from the railroad movement in the 1900s. Today, many Americans can see high-speed rail transport as a way to give them independence from their cars. But in the absence of courageous investments, it is likely that they will remain.