I'm Geoff. I have lived in parts of Texas, great lakes areas, and a new state.
I have a fine arts/nonprofit background but I write software now.
I joined witches.town in the winter/spring of 2017 and moved to cybre.space after
@velartrill @lachs0r You also forgot the whole thing where most American long-distance passenger rail (basically everything except for the northeast corridor and maybe some stuff on the west coast here and there?) is shared with freight service.
And by “shared with freight service”, I don’t mean it the way that that’s meant in Europe, where passenger traffic has priority. Oh no.
See, most of the rail lines that Amtrak runs on are owned by the private freight rail companies, because that business was still profitable, even though passenger rail wasn’t profitable. They’re required to allow Amtrak to use their lines, but the freight traffic has priority.
Basically, it’s the inverse of the UK situation of semi-public rail infrastructure and privatized passenger services. Except I don’t think Amtrak even gets compensated for a delay that the host railroad causes them, unlike the UK National Rail situation?
electric motors are much more efficient and simple machines than combustion motors, and they accelerate much more quickly and regain energy through braking, making them ideal for frequent start-stop usage. thats exactly what buses do! so you get reduced maintenance costs across the fleet and better performance from the vehicles themselves. win-win
Ah yes, the LAMP stack... Show more
Lua, Amiga, MirageOS and Potato-salad