High speed rail service strategy

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    Rail service is primarily freight service because it is slow (to avoid hitting too many people and other critters) but very cheap. If with a million square miles of flat, low population land to build relatively cheap high speed freight line on why are the plans for high speed rail designed for expensive densely populated corridors? What ever happened to creep, crawl, walk and then run? Once freight service is mastered on the cheap then the network can be extended and passenger service added. I think we are going about this the wrong way around what do you say?
     
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    Trains are for poor people.
     
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    Generally true in today's market but faster, cheaper freight carriage is needed for economic growth.
     
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    Trucking is more flexible.
     
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    For short hauls true but long haul carriage of containers such as the Pacific trade for delivery to the east coast or the Atlantic trade for delivery to the west coast trucking is extremely expensive. Especially for perishable items trucks hauling say celery from Arizona to Georgia are really expensive.
     
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    :eusa_eh: You haven't seen the prices lately. have you?
     
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    I say go with faster and probably cheaper delivery of freight
     
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    You're just asking for years of environmental impact studies, lawyers, courts, political payoffs, union rip offs.....

    Say good bye to that America...
     
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