What Happened to the Monorail?

What Happened to the Monorail?

There are 10 comments on the www.theatlanticcities.com story from Dec 8, 2011, titled What Happened to the Monorail?. In it, www.theatlanticcities.com reports that:

The "downtown people mover" is an automated, driverless transit car that most people, such as Lyle Lanley, would call a monorail. The monorail will end up an asterisk in the annals of urban transport, but there was a brief moment in history when it was the next great thing. In mid-1970s, at the peak of its potential, nearly 70 cities wrote the government expressing interest in building an automated transit system. In the end only three were completed.

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WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#1 Dec 8, 2011
HA! HA! HA!...LOONS trip to Nowhere...CHOO! CHOO!..ALL ABOARD THE LOONY EXPRESS...Ask Harry Reid..Its his PORK PROJECT....

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Dec 8, 2011
What Happened to the Monorail?

reality.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#3 Dec 8, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
HA! HA! HA!...LOONS trip to Nowhere...CHOO! CHOO!..ALL ABOARD THE LOONY EXPRESS...Ask Harry Reid..Its his PORK PROJECT....
You poor nut, you forgot how to read more than one paragraph. The funding was all cut by Ronny Raygun.
Remember him, the first guy to mushroom the National Debt, and claim it was prosperity?

(HINT) He had dark black hair, and was unable to bet beyond platitudes. Lost his mind in his second year, and his nasty, dimmie wife and her astrologer made the big decisions for the next six years while Ronnie slept or delivered his lines.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#4 Dec 9, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You poor nut, you forgot how to read more than one paragraph. The funding was all cut by Ronny Raygun.
Remember him, the first guy to mushroom the National Debt, and claim it was prosperity?
(HINT) He had dark black hair, and was unable to bet beyond platitudes. Lost his mind in his second year, and his nasty, dimmie wife and her astrologer made the big decisions for the next six years while Ronnie slept or delivered his lines.
I'm convinced it is Republicans who want to ruin America by killing every opportunity to see it grow. Of course, most wealthy Republicans (and Democrats, as well) are tied to big oil and big oil will NOT going allow ANY form of transportation into this country that does not use petroleum based fuels.

Talk about being THE thing that would boost the economy, jobs, and national morale all at the same time- mass transit would do it. High speed rail for interstate state travel, monorails for commuter travel. The government wouldn't have to invest a thing...simply encourage AMERICAN businesses and investors to get on board.

It's all there waiting to happen. It would bring this country out of the depths of this near depression and would bring us into the 21st century. But it will not happen as long as oil companies run the show.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 Dec 9, 2011
PayThat CEO wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm convinced it is Republicans who want to ruin America by killing every opportunity to see it grow. Of course, most wealthy Republicans (and Democrats, as well) are tied to big oil and big oil will NOT going allow ANY form of transportation into this country that does not use petroleum based fuels.
Talk about being THE thing that would boost the economy, jobs, and national morale all at the same time- mass transit would do it. High speed rail for interstate state travel, monorails for commuter travel. The government wouldn't have to invest a thing...simply encourage AMERICAN businesses and investors to get on board.
It's all there waiting to happen. It would bring this country out of the depths of this near depression and would bring us into the 21st century. But it will not happen as long as oil companies run the show.
and i am convinced, it's partisan morons like YOU and bill, buying into these ridiculous pie-in-the-sky utopian ideas, and idiotic conspiracy theories that are the biggest problem...

btw...IF the government just encouraged it, instead of wanting to bankroll it, the discussion would be moot.

if there was a need, if it was viable and if it could make money, it would have been addressed by the private sector already. "big oil" or not.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#6 Dec 9, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
Remember him, the first guy to mushroom the National Debt, and claim it was prosperity?
Bill,

Come on now. You know this. Why do we have a national debt? Stop blaming a person or political system on our current debt issues.

It just astounds me how ignorant people are regarding the national debt.

We have a debt money system. Money is created based on debt. So the amount of money currently in the system is the debt we presently face. Pull out a dollar out of your pocket. What does it say? Legal Tender and a Federal Reserve Note.

How did that dollar come into existence? The US Treasury traded a governmental bond (a form of collateral) to the Federal Reserve for a loan to pay for a project, war, whatever. That said dollar creation is borrowed by the Federal Reserve by changing numbers in a computer and has interest applied. So that dollar is debt.

It blows my mind that people cannot get this. Only 4 years of research and it is pretty clear.

So stop blaming an individual or party for the national debt. Its the system. A debt money system that we presently have.
WOODCHUCK

North Port, FL

#7 Dec 9, 2011
Mr_Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
You poor nut, you forgot how to read more than one paragraph. The funding was all cut by Ronny Raygun.
Remember him, the first guy to mushroom the National Debt, and claim it was prosperity?
(HINT) He had dark black hair, and was unable to bet beyond platitudes. Lost his mind in his second year, and his nasty, dimmie wife and her astrologer made the big decisions for the next six years while Ronnie slept or delivered his lines.
As usual and true to your twisted hateful warped brain...you do not know what yer talking about...any and all of your comments are filled with your vile,hate,distortions,t..sympt omatic of a tortured sick mind..

Yer about the sickest nitwit here..others are fun,having fun, doing their 1st Amendment.thing..but in the moderation of anonymity...Not So You!..Your HATE IS TOTALLY YOU!..But You,Yer a FANATICAL DANGEROUS FREAK...Its guys like you HATEFUL who become Americas ASSASSINS,BOMB THROWERS,STREET MOBS,and INCENDIARY..

..For your HATE is so consuming to you..any and all yer BULLSHIT..Has to be totally discarded...So BUZZ OFF MAGGOT, get Medical help..For no man should go thru life harboring so much hate,so delusional,so sick! Your estimate of yourself so low,so the Hateful Vile comes out..Face it yer an insignificant little hateful,insect,a no body!With out any intellect to think positive,,a spreader of hate,distortion.

In CYBER SPACE ,for a MILLI SEC you are SQUAT!!...And SO MISINFORMED OF REALITY!!SO UN AMERICAN!....BEST YOU FIND A HIGH PLACE AND JUMP..Before you Harm some one!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#8 Dec 9, 2011
Kahoki wrote:
<quoted text>
Bill,
Come on now. You know this. Why do we have a national debt? Stop blaming a person or political system on our current debt issues.
It just astounds me how ignorant people are regarding the national debt.
We have a debt money system. Money is created based on debt. So the amount of money currently in the system is the debt we presently face. Pull out a dollar out of your pocket. What does it say? Legal Tender and a Federal Reserve Note.
How did that dollar come into existence? The US Treasury traded a governmental bond (a form of collateral) to the Federal Reserve for a loan to pay for a project, war, whatever. That said dollar creation is borrowed by the Federal Reserve by changing numbers in a computer and has interest applied. So that dollar is debt.
It blows my mind that people cannot get this. Only 4 years of research and it is pretty clear.
So stop blaming an individual or party for the national debt. Its the system. A debt money system that we presently have.
so, how many times does bill have to post idiocy like that before you realize he DOESN'T WANT to know the truth?
he NEEDS scapegoats...as do most who follow his ideology.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#9 Dec 9, 2011
The same question will be asked in Honolulu when the rail system fails.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#11 Dec 12, 2011
WOODCHUCK wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual and true to your twisted hateful warped brain...you do not know what yer talking about...any and all of your comments are filled with your vile,hate,distortions,t..sympt omatic of a tortured sick mind..
Yer about the sickest nitwit here..others are fun,having fun, doing their 1st Amendment.thing..but in the moderation of anonymity...Not So You!..Your HATE IS TOTALLY YOU!..But You,Yer a FANATICAL DANGEROUS FREAK...Its guys like you HATEFUL who become Americas ASSASSINS,BOMB THROWERS,STREET MOBS,and INCENDIARY..
..For your HATE is so consuming to you..any and all yer BULLSHIT..Has to be totally discarded...So BUZZ OFF MAGGOT, get Medical help..For no man should go thru life harboring so much hate,so delusional,so sick! Your estimate of yourself so low,so the Hateful Vile comes out..Face it yer an insignificant little hateful,insect,a no body!With out any intellect to think positive,,a spreader of hate,distortion.
In CYBER SPACE ,for a MILLI SEC you are SQUAT!!...And SO MISINFORMED OF REALITY!!SO UN AMERICAN!....BEST YOU FIND A HIGH PLACE AND JUMP..Before you Harm some one!
Why can you not accept the truth?

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