En el tema AVE los EEUU están 20 años por detrás de España.  Los bustos parlantes con peluca en Fox TV, ese canal de Murdoch-Aznar en los EEUU, diciendo chorradas como sus amos

High Speed Rail: A No-Brainer

Starting with a line from Madrid to Seville in 1989, Spain pursued an aggressive and determined commitment to high speed rail that, by 2012, will produce the longest system in Europe. This year alone, most of the country’s €19 billion development budget will be invested in high speed rail. By 2020, López [ Ministro de Transporte y Obras Públicas] says, more than 90% of the country’s total population will be within 31 miles of a high speed train station.Here he put his country’s achievement in perspective:

Shielded behind overly simple, short sighted cost-benefit analysis, critics complained with those arguments against high speed projects over years, until the success of each one of the new corridors proved them wrong and showed that in troubled economic times, the best investments for a society are the ones which improve equality.

History has proved rail’s critics wrong in Spain, as economic development and rider enthusiasm followed it everywhere it went.

«Escudándose detrás de simplistas y miopes análisis de costos y beneficios seguían atacando los proyectos de Alta Velocidad Española, hasta que el éxito de todos y cada uno de los nuevos corredores demostró que estaban equivocados, y que en tiempos de problemas económicos, las mejores inversiones de la sociedad son las que promueven la igualdad». José Blanco López [ Ministro de Transporte y Obras Públicas del PSOE]

Clapham Junction, vías electrificadas 3º carril

Ancy Kunz, presidente de la asociación americana de trenes de alta velocidad habló en Fox news, y los cretinos presentadores hacían chistes, que nadie iba a tomar el tren, y para qué.

El ahorro energético, la creación de empleo y los enormes beneficios económicos ni los entendían estos tarados parlanchines a sueldo de Aznar y Murdoch.

Francia tiene la mejor red de TGV de Europa, quizás pronto superada por España.  Alemania, Italia y pronto Rusia Moscú – San Petersburgo se une a los países con TGV/TAV.  China compra 80 trenes a Bombardier (socia de la española Talgo) por valor de Cuatro Mil Millones de Dólares. Los países que no los instalan es porque son demasiado pobres, e incluso Brasil estudia poner una entre Sao Paulo y Río de Janeiro.

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The Future: A No-Fly Zone

America still has no energy plan, let alone a plan to address the looming threat of peak oil. With the decline of global oil production starting around 2012 already «baked in,» due to a lack of sufficient oil megaprojects, we desperately need to start making tracks toward a high speed rail infrastructure. . . or face a painful future of fuel shortages and economic dislocation (at best).

No part of our transportation system is as vulnerable to volatile fuel prices as the airline industry. It was built on the expectation that oil would rarely cost more than $40 a barrel, and it is completely dead if oil stays over $100 a barrel. Last year’s oil price spikes put many smaller carriers out of business and cost the major carriers billions. Then the operators who had the largest hedges against rising prices last year got whacked again as prices plummeted.

For my money, the airline industry may as well be dead. Not just because of the damage that oil price volatility has done and will continue to do — and not just because the experience of air travel has become a painful routine of delays and personal insults — but because it’s so inferior in every way to high speed rail travel for distances under 500 miles. The TGV line from Paris and Lyons virtually eliminated air travel between those cities, and the high speed line from Madrid to Barcelona cut air travel in half in the first year of its operation.

If I were President Obama, I would direct the Department of Transportation to immediately begin transforming America’s infrastructure to one based on electric rail, regardless of the long-term cost, starting with the highest potential traffic and fuel savings and working our way down the list from there. I would do as the French did when they created the TGV: Declare eminent domain and lay in the high speed rails where they make the most sense. I would restrict federal funding for roads and bridges to critical maintenance projects where rail can’t take over the load in time — with not a penny more spent on new car-based infrastructure. I would forbid any subsidies for cars and trucks with a fuel economy of less than 30 mpg.

I know it may seem hard to believe, with oil holding steady around $70 and gasoline around $3. . . but if you haven’t studied the data, then take the word of a guy who has: We’re in serious trouble, folks. The Armageddon of transportation is dead ahead and we need to move aggressively and determinedly to head off the peak oil challenge. Rail is hands-down our best and biggest shot.

Por Armando

2 comentarios en «EEUU pone al AVE de ejemplo a imitar»
  1. Gracias, Sr Reyes, qué asombroso leer de estas demencias
    Y la pretenciosidad de esta gente: «La ambición desmedida, respaldada por una burbuja económica galopante donde no se miraba el gasto en los presupuesto de la Junta de Andalucía, quiso que el Gobierno de Chaves ideara una conexión de la estación de Santa Justa con el aeropuerto de San Pablo, además de la construcción de túneles en los accesos a Sevilla. El resultado fue una obra que pasaba a costar 1.300 millones de euros.»
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    En una región con 36% de paro, llena de inútiles.
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    Viven en un mundo de ilusiones de Las Vegas:
    «Mientras tanto, trabajar a diario en Sevilla y vivir en Málaga –o viceversa– continúa siendo difícil con dos horas de viaje entre las dos ciudades.»
    Lo que debe afectar, a media docena de personas seguramente en esa situación.

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