Monday, February 24, 2014

I Think 1.5 Billion Is A Bit Much to Ask The Taxpayers To Spend

To speed up trains between Chicago and Joliet the Trib is reporting that it would cost 1.5 Billion Dollars. That is Billion with a B, or to think of it another way you could have a 10 person business jet operating at $2,500 per hour transporting 10 people or about $250 per hour per person.  It is a one hour flight from Chicago To St. Louis roughly.  So you could fly 6,000,000 people or the current last minute fare is about $300 so you could fly 5,000,000 people one way.

Not sure if the 1.5 Billion is cost effective.

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