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Arcuri: Think regionally on high-speed rail

There are 15 comments on the www.uticaod.com story from Feb 6, 2010, titled Arcuri: Think regionally on high-speed rail . In it, www.uticaod.com reports that:

Local officials said Friday they're preparing to fight for the next round of funding for high-speed rail.

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hydrashock

Watertown, NY

#1 Feb 7, 2010
Has anyone mentioned electrifying any railroad overhaul?
Totally eliminating fossil fuel use (the way it's done in Europe)would certainly lessen the US's dependence on imported oil by 15-20%.
High speed rail from Albany westward would not help a single passenger trying to get from NY City to Utica after 3:45 pm. There are no trains that go beyond Albany after that time.
justsayno2arcuri

Englewood, CO

#2 Feb 7, 2010
Look at the bright side. Mikey is giving us an opportunity to get the hell out of Upstate fast! Reserve my ticket!

“I'd Rather Run Than Fight!”

Since: Nov 08

South Chewtica

#3 Feb 7, 2010
Mikey is gonna be stuck in Yootica waiting on tables with Rofarto at the ChestHairFields after November!
SUtica

Ithaca, NY

#4 Feb 7, 2010
Mike Arcuri is great & will win again!
New Hartford Voter

Syracuse, NY

#5 Feb 7, 2010
When you read the article, you realize that Arcuri had nothing to do with this whole thing exept try to take credit for this dumb idea. If you read the OD comments, no one in this area is impressed. Try again Mike, this idea is dead on arival
bill

Scarborough, ME

#6 Feb 7, 2010
"There are no trains that go beyond Albany after that time."

Thats cuz Youtica is a backwater only suitable for unloading the train's human waste.
Anyone who would live in Youtica is too stupid to require a high speed train to or from it, regardless of the time of day.
When implemented it will be a Poughkeepsie, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo route.
You don't stop high speed rail trains at every whistle stop that would like it.
stick60

Auburn, NY

#7 Feb 8, 2010
Less than 1% of the population uses rail. Pouring money into it as our roadways and bridges rot makes no financial sense.
bill

Scarborough, ME

#8 Feb 8, 2010
NYS would get a better return on its HSR investment if the train stopped in Ilion on its way to Syracuse.
Yes

Watertown, CT

#9 Feb 8, 2010
Thank you Stick60. Are we the only ones who are totally finding this high speed rail crap to be a total and utter waste of money? Honestly, with the economy in the tank and new york laid out the way it is, what good does this do anybody? I mean, I can think of about a million things that would be better suited for this money. I can't believe people are buying into this crap.
Bloated

United States

#10 Feb 8, 2010
Instead of investing in lower taxes build a high sped train to pass by Utica quicker. How is this going to bring jobs to our area. Another politician that thinks the government can do it all. It is time to vote him and all the other career politicians out of office. Business is leaving this area due to taxes and regulation do somthing about that.
bill

Scarborough, ME

#11 Feb 8, 2010
Jobs?

"unloading the train's human waste."

A cottage induatry could spring up. just think of the chobs it could create? The unloaders, stirrers, repackaging for fertilizer. Someone would have to get on the train and clean things up.
The alternative is no chobs, and the train could slow down to 80mph and just open the holding tanks as it passed under Genessee St. No one would notice the different, even in warm weather.
Dooley

United States

#12 Feb 8, 2010
Has anoyne done a study to see who would actually use high speed rail on a regular basis? I didn't think so. It would help people visit the inmates more easily. Other that that?
Agree

Syracuse, NY

#13 Feb 8, 2010
Dooley, you were reading my mind. It will make the inmates families trip quicker than it is now. There are very few people that actually use the train and cutting half hour from the trip is not going to change that. Fact is riding the rail is too expensive when you add the cost of cab or bus fare to the trip.
Dooley wrote:
Has anoyne done a study to see who would actually use high speed rail on a regular basis? I didn't think so. It would help people visit the inmates more easily. Other that that?
yes

United States

#14 Feb 8, 2010
Right. And why would a high speed rail system be any better than just regular trains and other forms of transpo? Better for the environment? Possibly. But at what cost? Hasn't ethanol showed us anything? It costs more to refine and make and isn't prevelant in this area and hasn't really caught on. This rail is a total waste of money and i cannot beleive for the life of me that it is being seriously considered right now.

“"Beau-Se'ant”

Since: Jan 09

Manchester

#15 Feb 8, 2010
Here's hoping Mike takes a slow boat to China. He can charge it as a fact-finding mission, like Mayor Jim Brown of Rome did.

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