by Gilbert B Norman
electricron wrote: ↑Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:20 pm Like spoiled brats in a toy or candy store, wanting everything without a care in the world. No one actually takes the time to read the study to its conclusion, and no one reacts to the roadblocks and difficulties that need to be overcome. Why even the FRA called this plan ambitious? What a shame.
Arborwayfan wrote: ↑Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:17 pm I kind of resent being called a spoiled brat, electricron. I don't think having hypothetical discussions about almost hypothetical maps for passenger train service and suggesting that this or that would also be good, without getting lost in the tangled affairs of state-federal funding mechanisms that might or might not work, is spoiled.Prof. Martens, I REALLY don't think Ron called you, personally, a spoiled brat. I believe he was referring to any of these "studies", be it the Network Growth Strategy from Y2K, this latest Connect 21, and now this Midwest initiative. They're all the same; somebody just put a plate of spaghetti in front of the reader.
I hold same regarding these studies; certainly not you, Prof Martens, whom I have had the pleasure to meet face to face (thanks Lexus, for buying the gas for that jaunt). Ron, save that '19 meet-up with my Niece, you are a "bit off my beaten path".
The infrastructure is simply so deficient around these parts (in Chicago, only the CB&Q has a true high speed exit/entry to town - round the curve at Halstead St. and step on the gas) for both freight and passenger that I believe such would have to be addressed with "trillybux" before any meaningful improvements for either class of service would be realized.