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Trump Wants to Decimate Amtrak-
But He Envisions Supersonic Flights Zipping Across the Country

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Trump Wants to Decimate Amtrak-
But He Envisions Supersonic Flights Zipping Across the Country

Leslie Josephs

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Getting There

March 16, 2017

Quartz

https://qz.com/934206/donald-trumps-transportation-budget-decimates-
amtrak-but-envisions-supersonic-flights-zipping-across-the-us/

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/kpawrbz

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So much for that infrastructure boost. Donald Trumps 2018 budget slashes the Department of Transportations funding by 13% from this year to $16.2 billion.

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The cut would eliminate federal funding to state-run rail company Amtraks 15 long-distance routes, which drew 15% of its total annual ridership of 31.2 million last year, and include routes that connect New York with Miami (via Charleston) and Chicago, New Orleans with Los Angeles, and Chicago with the Bay Area in California.

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The White House wants Amtrak to instead focus on providing service to northeastern states and regional routes. The routes popular with business travelers between Washington, DC and Boston, via Trumps hometown of New York, are the source of close to 40% of its ridership, for example.

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So how would people get around the 3.8 million sq miles of the United States with far less public transport? Trump is envisioning supersonic travel. Trump proposed $624 million in funding for NASA for research that could pave the way for flights that travel faster than the speed of sound.

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A supersonic flight at mach 1.4or 1,074 mphcould get passengers from New York to San Francisco in about two and a half hours, less than half the time the trip currently takes by commercial jets used today. Air Force One, a Boeing 747, reportedly has a top speed of 705 mph (paywall).

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Trumps proposal comes at a key time, with several private upstarts already developing new supersonic jets and taking lessons from the failed Concorde. The last flight of that money-losing supersonic plane was in 2003.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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