I am so happy that I am now a banned author. Time to add that one to old resume.
The NYC subway system was built when it was cheap(er) to do it. It would never ever be built today. The lawsuits alone would kill the project.
LA in comparison has mostly adobe in the ground making it very expensive to dig in the area. The cost of lawsuits and then federal govt. regulations make such an undertaking impossible. Look at how much the govt. interferes with just about everything that goes on in world today.
Which in turn takes money out of the private sector making it more and more difficult for a real recovery. Keep in mind the average time for an economic down turn is 18 months. We are at what?
We tried this in 2009, what was result? I believe little to nothing. Even the president laughed about the idea of shovel ready jobs. Take the money out of somewhere else.
Dare I mention environmental regulations. It would never get done with the EPA alone.
Worst idea ever. I had to move just to be able to get to sleep. The noise is never ending. So until you live near the whoosh I would be careful of what you wish for. I live three blocks from train tracks, about a mile from the interstate, I will take those.
Here we grow row crops, melons, cattle, hogs (yech), and horses. If we are out of water you are out of food.
Yes this makes sense now.