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Here in CO, I pay about $320/year. On the flip side, there aren't nearly as many paved roads as in CA. Not many route options going from one place to another if you don't want to drive on dirt.
"...wait a minute this is a Republican run state..."$748 - woohoo, the joys of living in CA and we get to enjoy a new 9.25% sales tax ... wait a minute this is a Republican run state, I thought stuff like this isn't supposed to happen
I think this has helped me decide to convert the car to track only come the 4 year smog time (2011).
But our lovely gas tax is supposed to pay for that. :shrug:Here in CO, I pay about $320/year. On the flip side, there aren't nearly as many paved roads as in CA. Not many route options going from one place to another if you don't want to drive on dirt.
I don't want to get too terribly political on here, while I didn't vote for the ridiculous train, I think the expense of that is a drop in the bucket in comparison to "immigration".ChrisB said:Californians keep complaining about the costs here and then vote for every hair-brained spending proposition that comes along...like the $45B train from LA to SF that we will have to subsidize forever to operate. (Note: That was a general venting not aimed at you.)
I'll be back...
What's wrong with a train from LA to SF? It's a lot more efficient than flying aircraft to/from and would be faster. I5 is a horrible road given there are no laws to prevent truckers from using both lanes like there is in Europe. But I don't know how efficient a train is vs a fuel efficient car like my Prius.
Well I'm referring to the San Diego airport. I'll only go to LAX if I'm held at gun point.Brennon,
Not sure how LA airport traffic will be any better than traffic getting to Train station?
I think what you need to look at is long term, not short term. The reason trains are extremely popular in Europe is because gas costs $10/gallon (or more). We will see more Americans using trains when gas costs $10/gallon -- and that day will happen, probably by the amount of time it takes to build a train system from SF to LA gas will be $10/gallon (which impacts flight ticket costs also).
Same deal with LA to Vegas or SF to Vegas. If they build high speed trains the travel time will probably be less once you add it up from door step to destination.
You got a killer deal on round trip flight for $49!!! -- my last round trip to from SF to LA was $119 + $22 parking fee -- and I thought I got a good deal. Were you in the luggage compartment?