Steel on steel rail is inherently more efficient on a short and heavily trafficked straight line through the desert. Airports are at capacity, and roads in and out of SF and LA are way past capacity. More freeways will not be built, we are past that era. There are no highways in SF proper so they just spill traffic onto city streets, and LA is the last city on earth which needs more freeways. At least bay area traffic is predictable, no idea what the fuck goes on down south. Never managed to drive into LA without getting stuck somewhere on the way in, can turn a 5.5 hour trip into 7+.>rail options
don't exist other than a meme 10 hour night train.>myth busters
kys>how does it grow the economy?
It's a fucking HSR from SF financial, containing the highest concentration of jobs and housing on the coast, to downtown LA, the economic case is obvious. The convenience of getting on a train right at the jewforce transit center BTFO's driving to an airport outside the city and spending an hour there before boarding. There are also studies showing that expanding freeway and airport capacity would cost well over $100B, and that do absolutely nothing to ease city congestion. New freeways aren't getting built, it's a total nonstarter. It's criminal not build CAHSR, even at a $60B+ price tag, including caltrain electrification on the shared corridor.>>1568420
I was talking about air routes, of which LAX-SFO is the busiest (or tied with JFK-LAX), probably because we have no rail alternatives like on the east coast. Also>acela>HSR