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(SFGate)   Amtrak rolls out 70 new high speed, computer controlled locomotives with crumple zones. Yes, that's the joke   (sfgate.com) divider line 3
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2013-05-13 10:53:07 AM
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Heh. Siemens Rail Systems.
2013-05-13 04:18:21 PM
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Thread needs MOAR Joe Biden

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2013-05-13 02:30:46 PM
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JolobinSmokin: Tulsa MSA is just under 900K and OKC's is just over 1.2mil.   Tulsa's CSA is about 1mil with okc's being about 1.5-1.7 mil.  There is a lot of travel between the two and on the Tulsa side we have already built a double decker bridge with High Speed capability.   And with all the oil companies in both towns the increase in traffic with that option would be more than even I would give it credit.  My brother in-law works for a oil company here and they get on the corporate jet and fly to OKC on a regular basis.


The main problem is that very few people are going from 'downtown core' OKC to 'downtown core' Tulsa (as much as either term is even meaningful).   You've got people in one apartment or business park in Broken Arrow going to some other apartment or business park in Moore.  By the time they drive from their burb to the "Tulsa station", park, get on a train, get to "the OKC station", presumably grab a Zipcar or something, and drive to the other burb?  Might as well have driven yourself.

If there was much 'downtown to downtown, don't need a car at the other end' traffic, there'd be more market for a 'premium class of bus' between the two. At 75mph speed limit on the Pike, you're already faster than most Amtrak routes.  There isn't much demand on the few buses that go that way.
 
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