If this was a drone and was just using the mobile frequencies for communication, it would probably use an off-the-shelf cellular modem module to communicate normally over the cellular network. A special testing authority from the FCC would not be necessary.
Again, the Acela Express IS profitable.
If you want to make an investor pitch based on cherry picking a single route, good luck. Amtrak is still a basket case.
Tell you what, sparky: if you think that you can operate Amtrak on a break-even or better financial basis, then talk to some investment bankers, take it over, and see if you're right. I wouldn't give you a dime, but if you take it private, I won't have to anymore.
Plenty of people objected to the Boston Tunnel Debacle before, during, and after its perpetration.
Your "gut feeling" that this project is a debacle does not make it so.
No, the massive waste of my tax money is what makes it so. Do try to keep up, will you?
Big projects done by government, bad. No further information needed!
In case you didn't notice, TFA is about a particular example of a boondoggle. Getting snotty won't change that.
Why not start upgrading the track to run at 150 mph in segments and speed up the trip?
Because Amtrak is a corporate welfare basket case that will never come close to justifying itself economically. We have aircraft now. Passenger rail is for short-distance commuting, and it's barely cost effective at that.
If done correctly, high speed rail could work on the west coast.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
So, one unmitigated debacle justifies another? What exactly are you smoking?
In other news, water remains wet.
sucked dry all the resources of the USA,
You have no clue what you're talking about.
Were do you see Swift heading?
Does Swift want to become a modern feasible replacement for other cross-plattform technologies like Qt or is it focussed on Apple plattdorms?
Were/are there plans to build a full-blown cross-plattform application layer ecosystem for Swift, including IDE and a plattform agnostic standard lib or is this a thing left to anyone wanting to it themselves?
Thanks for answers. And good luck at and for Tesla!
If you're unable to compete, it's up to you to upgrade your skills.
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