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    The California High Speed Railroad should not be built because of the rising money. The money needed for the project is continuously rising. The amount of money approved by the citizens was $9.95 billion. However, it rose to $13.5 billion. Then, it increased to $48.6 billion. The money kept rising from millions and billions! The “final” cost to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles by 2028 is predicted to be to a grand total of about $67.6 billion. It is claimed that they “lost and miscalculated the money needed for the project.” Another reason the railroad should not be built is because there are a lot of broken promises. The most major broken promise is the speed of the train. When voters approved the idea in 2008 they were promised a train trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 2 hours and 40 minutes or less. HSRA board of directors say “The fastest “express” trip will take three hours and 40 minutes.” Even that time is highly unlikely because it depends on trains operating at a peak speed of 220 mph, faster than any train in the world. An average speed of the train was calculated to be 198 mph. So, there is not much point of a “high speed” railroad.…

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    The California High Speed Railroad is a railroad managed by the HRSA (The California High Speed Railroad Authority.) Its purpose is to connect the mega regions of California. Sounds like a good plan? Well, there are some negative reasons why this railroad should not be built. The railroad should not be built for the following reasons: There is Still No Legitimate Funding Plan; the Costs Look Like nothing what the Voters Approved, and Shrinking Ridership Numbers. The California High Speed…

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    was the most reliable option. II. The transcontinental Railroad was constructed in the mid-19th century in order to connect western and eastern sides of America. Even today the railroad has a huge impact on our society as it connects Metropolitan cities with many suburban areas. One of the example would be Chicago and suburban towns like Skokie and Evanston. III. I did extensive research on the topic of railroad. This means that I am very credible about this topic. IV. Every one of us uses a…

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    derailments, whereas a steady decrease has also been realized in the number of accidents involving trains. The decline in the number of derailments and train accidents is solely as a result of the research and technology employed towards the prevention of accidents. Nevertheless, isolated cases of accidents are still noted; one major example can be traced back in the year 2000, when a wheel-climb derailment occurred on the Hibiya subway track in Tokyo (National n.p). This particular accident…

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    total has twenty-three associated countries. Rail transportation in the United States has been a staple point of industry which has made America into the world’s leading union; however, rail has been forgotten about for many decades. As previously mentioned, America had 408,773 km of Class I rail in 1916. One-hundred years later in 2016 the American railroad network consist of 225,000 km of Class I railroad (Federal Rail Administration, n.d.). Amtrak is Americas only passenger train and owns…

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    difference is greater at a value of 0.42. Therefore, the velocity will also be at a larger amount. When plugged into the formula, the velocity is equal to 0.74 m/s, therefore supporting this analysis. In the result of this examination process, the maximum average velocity achieved is at 1.2 meters as elucidated before. The second graph of the velocity verse time diagram as to the distance verse time chart correspondingly shows the acceleration of the cart and the maximum speed achieved. This…

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    In the factory they make workers tend more machines to make more profit. Due to this Lyddie works longer and gets paid less. In the text it says “[Lyddie is working] longer hours, tending more machines.” Lyddie is working longer hours tending more machines. This is a good reason why Lyddie should signed the petition. Also the owners wanted to have more pocket money. They speeded up the looms to a devilish speed making it hard for workers to work and make cloth. In the text it says “[The looms]…

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    they will experience the feeling of weightlessness, free fall, huge amounts of kinetic energy, and air resistance. The drop gives you an instantaneous speed of 56 miles per hour. This is also where you reach your terminal velocity. As you are falling, you will feel as if you are only being held down by gravity, which in fact, you are.…

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    Causes Of Accidents In Ga

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    when seeing these statistics on car accident fatalities is how many of them could have been prevented? And if possible, what methods would be used to do so? Well, the purpose of this paper is to indicate the changes that would be made and how to try to change them. This will be accomplished through three points: one, making a mandatory driving class, this would raise awareness. Two, every Ga resident, regardless of age, must renew their license every year, reducing the risk of collision because…

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    Mobility Scooter Driver

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    According to the news story on NBC News titled, “Not Fast, But Furious: Freeway Cop Stops Scooter Driver, 89” there was an elderly woman (age 89) driving her mobility scooter on the Austrian autobahns that has a speed limit of 81 miles per hour. This occurred in Mainz, Germany on a Sunday afternoon. However, after seeing cars coming in the opposite direction, she turned around and drove in the emergency lane at a maximum speed of six miles per hour in the right direction for two miles. Luckily,…

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