Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Railing about transit
"Off topic." really. (01)
Eric Armstrong wrote: (03)
> Malcolm Dean wrote:
> > A new company here in Los Angeles has a mag-lev technology which uses
> > natural magnets and does not require enormous electrical power. California's
> > rail authority recently ruled that mag-lev will *not* be considered in its
> > plans for the state.
> > Follow the money...
> Maybe. Or maybe not. This is a case where the ability to
> "follow the decision-making tree" would be fantastic.
> Suppose the IBIS-style discussion was a matter of public record?
> Suppose the reasons for/against were elucidated.
> We might find that the technology, although purported as ready by its
> inventors, is missing some key ingredients (reliability, volume, or
> pricing) when investigated by external sources.
> Or we might find really weak arguments made by moneyed interests,
> and be able to input counter-arguments into the decision-making
> Sure would be interesting... (04)