Why Trains Crash next Nova special

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Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby SousaKerry » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:26 pm

Saw this coming up this week on Nova.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/why-trains-crash.html
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby Pixl » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:42 pm

Got it cued into my TiVo. Thanks.
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby R.E.A.P.E.R. » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:59 am

Or just click the link. The whole episode, commercial free is there.
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby hoborich » Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:41 pm

I watched it. They did a long piece on Japans Bullet trains. 165 mph and no crashes. 300 trains a day, minutes apart!!!! Not to get too political, but the rest of the developed world is so far ahead of us in infrastructure, while we piss away our national treasury on endless wars and the military industrial complex Pres Eisenhower warned us about.
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby Ypsi » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:08 am

hoborich wrote: but the rest of the developed world is so far ahead of us in infrastructure

China and other countries also heavily subsidize rail transport, even to the tune of billions of dollars in some cases. My favorite little fun fact if you will is In the US Amtrak has gotten less in its life time than the highway systems gets in a year.
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby hoborich » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:44 pm

That's my point. Other countries subsidize and invest in their infrastructure, while half of our federal budget goes for wars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aakBuZsykPg
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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby PatAzo » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:03 am

hoborich wrote:That's my point. Other countries subsidize and invest in their infrastructure, while half of our federal budget goes for wars.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aakBuZsykPg


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Re: Why Trains Crash next Nova special

Unread postby hoborich » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:24 pm

It's gonna be a tough four years. :x
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