[geeks] electric cars
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Oct 24 11:46:51 CDT 2006
>From: Charles Shannon Hendrix <shannon at widomaker.com>
>Date: 2006/10/24 Tue AM 09:59:07 CDT
>To: geeks at sunhelp.org
>Subject: Re: [geeks] electric cars
>One of the latest pork projects is the I81 route through the mountains
>of Virginia. We desperately need new rail lines there, but there is a
>huge contract to build an 8-lane superhighway through there. It would
>be incredibly ugly, noisy, and ruin a lot of scenery because of the
>generally stupid way we build highways.
>Meanwhile, a couple of rail lines is well known to carry about ten
>times as much freight, which is the stated purpose of the 8-lane
8 lanes of freight would be impressive "bandwidth" for freight, and would be hard to beat with rail service, even if it was 4 lanes in and 4 lanes out - 4 semi's wide and front to back is a lot of freight...
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