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Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan

Get out of the way - the bus of the future is here.


http://youtu.be/QNixDlRoMvA

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Sadly,

not the worst idea coming from the white house.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FArmRa092H0

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"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

I literally hurt my neck laughing so hard

especially @ 0:52 with the animated buses flying by in the shoulder. If you look close you see cars and trucks trying to get on the exit ramp, but having to time it just right in between the buses. Absolutely hilarious!

@1:03

Highspeed buses use all lanes. hahaha. The Onion sure puts out some gems once in a while.

Buses often make sense

I've been to Taiwan and was impressed with a high speed rail that linked the ends of that Island (250 miles apart). Considering how long one has to be in a US airport for TSA, it makes sense in a very heavily populated route to use high speed trains instead of planes.

However, buses can make more sense than high speed trains. I calculated that Wisconsin Gov. Doyle's plan to connect Madison and Milwaukee would have only saved the average rider about 15 minutes relative to existing bus services. The buses made extra stops coming into both cities which cut the time of the average commuter who otherwise would have to backtrack downtown and deal with downtown parking. Also, buses ran more frequently than the planned train and were considerably cheaper than the planned subsidized train fares..

Another government floperoo in the works!

No one does stupid like government.

Free includes debt-free!

Obamacare to offer

High speed golf carts reaching 120mph.