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Another reason for a railway system along the Gulf and Deep South.
When the oil runs out, and our driving culture radically changes, how will we evacuate? By "we" I mean New Orleans and the coasts of Texas, LA and Mississippi.
If we had a railway system paid for by Obama's Infrastructure program we could all have at least a chance to get people out of harms way days in advance.
One day a car will be a luxury.
While enduring a drive from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, I was overcome by the thought of what if we had taken the oil revenue from the 70s and built a light rail network across Louisiana.
New Orleans would be an econonic center. The Gulf Coust would have boomed. Houston would still be a backwater.
Posted by: Jeff | Jan 9, 2009 6:42:24 PM
Now is the time.
We might as well begin designing it ourselves.
Posted by: The Hub | Jan 10, 2009 2:05:34 PM
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