high speed rail for upstate NY

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CNY cafe

Auburn, NY

#1 Nov 26, 2009
It is vital for our rural areas of Upstate NY be connected to large cities through he use of high speed railways. This would be a great investment for our state. Connecting communities from Buffalo to NYC. This is great for those who want to work in bigger cities, but can't relocate. All they would have to do is hop aboard the commuter train. like they do in D.C and arrive to their destination within an hour. The high speed rail would provide job and promote our economy throughout the state. It will also offer better access to those living in rural areas to find better more high paying jobs. Join me in promoting the high speed railway.

check out these other related articles on high speed railway sytems.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/us/politics...

http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/press_0...
Choo Choo

New York, NY

#3 Nov 26, 2009
CNY cafe wrote:
It is vital for our rural areas of Upstate NY be connected to large cities through he use of high speed railways. This would be a great investment for our state. Connecting communities from Buffalo to NYC. This is great for those who want to work in bigger cities, but can't relocate. All they would have to do is hop aboard the commuter train. like they do in D.C and arrive to their destination within an hour. The high speed rail would provide job and promote our economy throughout the state. It will also offer better access to those living in rural areas to find better more high paying jobs. Join me in promoting the high speed railway.
check out these other related articles on high speed railway sytems.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/us/politics...
http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/press_0...
I think if they built a high speed railway through the state the elusive chipfab plant in Marcy would become a reality. More specifically connecting Albany and Utica where a majority of qualified workers to staff such a plant are located. A half hour commute is within reason but the current hour and a half is a little too much.
Suicide

New York, NY

#4 Nov 26, 2009
gReAt IdEa wrote:
I agree, this way all the dirt bags whose "loved ones" are guest of the State of NY can get here much faster! And all the young people can leave even faster! GREAT INVESTMENT!
Hey Oneida, have you ever contemplated doing society a favor by killing yourself?
Reality Check

New York, NY

#5 Nov 26, 2009
Do you realize how much a train ticket is going to cost. It is $36-$6o plus one way from Utica to Albany on Amtrak. Obviously the high-speed rail will be even more expensive. The only thing the high speed rail is going to offer is a quicker way to go spend your money in New York City on weekends. Say goodbye to even more sales tax revenue. Why would anyone want to take the high speed rail to Utica? Would the last one to leave please turn out the lights!
Maglev

Auburn, NY

#6 Nov 26, 2009
For a high speed train the rails have to be in excellent condition. For Maglev the whole system has to be revamped. Either way the costs will be astronomical and it seems like a one shot deal. In the long run I would like to see how Utica and central ny will benefit. Some trains run on over head electric lines---another problem.
Conrad

Meridian, ID

#7 Nov 26, 2009
Reality Check wrote:
Do you realize how much a train ticket is going to cost. It is $36-$6o plus one way from Utica to Albany on Amtrak. Obviously the high-speed rail will be even more expensive. The only thing the high speed rail is going to offer is a quicker way to go spend your money in New York City on weekends. Say goodbye to even more sales tax revenue. Why would anyone want to take the high speed rail to Utica? Would the last one to leave please turn out the lights!
Other states are passing New York. New York used to be the leading state in EVERYTHING. It is thinking like yours that keeps NY stagnant. NY also needs to put up more windfarms instead of listening to a few inbred farmers whining that they "ruins the view."
henry

Syracuse, NY

#8 Nov 26, 2009
I hope we get it but can our rails handle the speed. They seem lose and creaky now .I hope they replace them . I dont want a train flying off at 90 miles an hour.
wow

Camillus, NY

#9 Nov 26, 2009
We could have went to the parade and been back for dinner!
CNY cafe

United States

#10 Nov 27, 2009
Reality Check wrote:
Do you realize how much a train ticket is going to cost. It is $36-$6o plus one way from Utica to Albany on Amtrak. Obviously the high-speed rail will be even more expensive. The only thing the high speed rail is going to offer is a quicker way to go spend your money in New York City on weekends. Say goodbye to even more sales tax revenue. Why would anyone want to take the high speed rail to Utica? Would the last one to leave please turn out the lights!
Actually you are wrong- if you ever lived in a big city then you would know how much a pass would be for the year- it is quite affordable. especially if this railway can connect you with a job that the starting pay is much higher than here in CNY. Get a clue adn it's people like you who can't stand change and refuse to change with the times then complain that our area is crappy
Ride It

Meridian, ID

#11 Nov 27, 2009
Reality Check wrote:
Do you realize how much a train ticket is going to cost. It is $36-$6o plus one way from Utica to Albany on Amtrak. Obviously the high-speed rail will be even more expensive. The only thing the high speed rail is going to offer is a quicker way to go spend your money in New York City on weekends. Say goodbye to even more sales tax revenue. Why would anyone want to take the high speed rail to Utica? Would the last one to leave please turn out the lights!
You need a reality check. Prices are low, even if the company loses money to encourage people to ride it. Too high priced and they will not. They are using them in many other cities already and they are cheaper than using a car by far.
Rendezous

Hamilton, NY

#12 Nov 28, 2009
If they can price a monthly/quartely/yearly pass at a level that is at least equivalent to driving and there is local transportation to take people to workplaces, then this may actually be good. It may not only result in people deciding to take jobs in the Albany (area (or other distant cities along the route) but it may also allow workers to come to here. If this area wants to attract a chip plant (or other large or high tech manufacturer) this can be presented as a positive if the owners know they can draw from a large, diverse worker base.
Screw New York

Tully, NY

#13 Nov 28, 2009
gReAt IdEa wrote:
I agree, this way all the dirt bags whose "loved ones" are guest of the State of NY can get here much faster! And all the young people can leave even faster! GREAT INVESTMENT!
You forgot all the money the mob/unions and the thieving politicians are gonna steal. When they bribe DOT officials with that money it will stimulate the economy. Not to mention all the street artists that will have a new canvas to paint on, and the train stations will give amature stick-up men a place to practice. Let's also not forget it with give the State another thing to overcharge for and tax.
zal

Ithaca, NY

#14 Nov 28, 2009
Adapted from the Simpsons……inspired by this thread
(No offense intended- am admittedly uninformed on this issue, but instantly thought of the Simpsons Monorail episode)

HIGH SPEED RAIL
Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
Bona fide,
Electrified,
Six-car
High speed rail!
What'd I say?
High speed rail!
What's it called?
High speed rail!
That's right! High speed rail!
I hear those things are awfully loud...
It glides as softly as a cloud.
Is there a chance the track could bend?
Not on your life, my naive friend.
What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll be given cushy jobs.
Were you sent here by the devil?
No, good sir, I'm on the level.
The ring came off my pudding can.
Take my pen knife, my good man.
I swear it's Utica's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!
High speed rail!
What's it called?
High speed rail!
Once again...
High speed rail!
But Genesee Street's still all cracked and broken...
Sorry, dood, the mob has spoken!
High speed rail!
High speed rail!
High speed rail!

High speed... D'oh!
teachers aid

Clinton, NY

#15 Nov 29, 2009
CNY cafe wrote:
It is vital for our rural areas of Upstate NY be connected to large cities through he use of high speed railways. This would be a great investment for our state. Connecting communities from Buffalo to NYC. This is great for those who want to work in bigger cities, but can't relocate. All they would have to do is hop aboard the commuter train. like they do in D.C and arrive to their destination within an hour. The high speed rail would provide job and promote our economy throughout the state. It will also offer better access to those living in rural areas to find better more high paying jobs. Join me in promoting the high speed railway.
check out these other related articles on high speed railway sytems.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/17/us/politics...
http://www.state.ny.us/governor/press/press_0...
great idea, now i can commute to my job at berger king
Utica the groin of NYS

Scarborough, ME

#16 Nov 29, 2009
I think high speed rail is a great idea. But if you think one of these trains will stop in Utica you probably need to rethink your idea.
A HS rail line might slow down in Utica to offload the garbage and drain the sewage tanks, but thats about all they'd do or this cesspool deserves.

Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#17 Jun 14, 2014
Well this will never happen but if it ever did it's already been stated it's not stopping in utica. So even utica got dissed in the imaginary world.

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