Israel’s Un-Hyperloop

My response to:

Travelling the tracks to connect Israel’s largest two cities

By Ofer Petersburg

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4825986,00.html

The project looks like an ancient Roman water works. Train projects are never cost efficient, in the modern era they are simply a subsidy to bureaucrats, relieving bureaucrats of spending their own money on commuting. Train project capital costs are prohibitively expensive and tax funded maintenance & labor costs even worse. Now if this were a hyper-loop, then at least, the technology could be exported for a profit.

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