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    Re: Feb. 18, 2011: The Fastest Ride at Walt Disney World

    Originally posted by DlandresortCalifan View Post
    in what capacity would it involve government?
    The Interstate Highway system would have been impossible without the government. Take a look at highways, commercial airports, air traffic control, urban transit systems, and every other major transportation system in the United States or anywhere else in the world. They all involve government in one way or another.

    It's naive to think that high-speed rail (or any other major transportation infrastructure program) is possible if government just "stays out of the way."

    The plan in Florida is (or was) to have consortia of private companies bid to build and operate the system. But, yes, the funds would have come almost entirely from the Federal Government — by increasing the Federal deficit even more.

    There can can be legitimate discussion about the merits of Florida High Speed Rail, the design decisions, the business case, and the wisdom of sending tax money from Washington to Florida for it (by increasing the Federal deficit for it). There are smart, informed, sincere people on both sides of the issues.

    Again, I don't think this is the right forum to discuss the politics. And, for that matter, there are better places to debate the issues than here in this thread.

    The purpose of the article was to discuss a plan involving Walt Disney World that has now "gone to Yester World" — but that may not be dead yet after all.
    Werner Weiss
    Curator of Yesterland, featuring discontinued Disneyland attractions

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