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  • fireundersmoke fireundersmoke Jun 25, 2013 2:21 PM Flag

    59th Street Bridge In N.Y. Needs Repair, What Is Congress Waiting For?

    Throgs Neck Bridge In N.Y., 1" Metal plates over the big holes, What is Congress waiting for?
    Tappan Zee Bridge in N.Y. was built on Wood piles, over 50% of those piles have been eaten away by bugs, only a matter of time before it falls into the Hudson. What is congress waiting for?
    Bridge on Rt 440 to N.J. rusting away to nothing, stop the patching, needs to be replaced, What is Congress waiting for?
    The train from Florida to Texas out of Service, you now must travel from Florida to Washington D.C., then to Chicago, IL, then down to Dallas, TX. That 1,100 mile trip takes 72 Hours. The U.S. Now has the worst Train travel in the World. What is Congress waiting for?

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    • #$%$, unless it's part of an interstate highway, your complaints about bridges should be addressed to the state or states that are responsible for the bridges. Congress is not responsible for the whole world. I guess being stupid, you wouldn't know that.

      As for Amtrak, it loses billions every year. You want congress to increase the subsidy? Yeah, you probably do. Increase everybody's taxes so a few fruits like you can ride a choo-choo and troll for tricks.

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      • I travel on Amtrak all the time, the trains are packed with people all the time. Amtrak does not even own the tracks they run on, they pay big bucks to use them. No matter how much money you sink into obsolete technology, it will continue to lose money. This country was grew because of train travel, every new train station was followed by a city with millions of people.
        I was at the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, they featured a future train that ran on a magnetic field, the train made No contact to the tracks, it ran above the tracks.
        Walt Disney built The Walt Disney World Monorail System, that is by far the best train system in the U.S. today. If Congress passed a bill to build a Monorail system, it would create millions of jobs and millions of people would travel every day on that Super System. Other countries smaller than the U.S. have built Super trains that make profits, why are we so far behind them? Congress passes bills, like the bill to study the Tsetse fly, no American travels on them and the Tsetse fly does not add to the GDP like train travel would. Think about it, half the things Congress spends money on, Americans don't want or need.
        Congress has a bill to build more nuclear weapons, we now have enough to destroy the world 3 times, do we need to spend that money or has Congress turned into a money machine for companies they support?

    • Have you seen the Manhattan bridge or the Williamsburg? I get scared just looking at them. Dont worry...obama will fix them and all will be good.

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