E90Post
 


E92 Lighting
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos > Japan fixes Highway in 6 Days after Quake



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-24-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
JDy80
Captain
 
JDy80's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, NY

Posts: 769
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to JDy80
Japan fixes Highway in 6 Days after Quake

I thought this was amazing. I live in NYC and they can't even fix a pothole in 6 months let alone 6 days.

Before:


After (6 DAYS):


http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/24/j...ays/2#comments

I wish our DOT was as efficient.
__________________


2003 Cobra -> 2010 BMW e90 M3 - Space Grey - Black on Carbon Leather Int. - BRILLIANT CAR!!
JDy80 is offline   China
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #2
ptack
Brigadier General
 
ptack's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

Posts: 4,236
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.00]
You get what you pay for. Believe me, the Japanese put a huge amount of money into highway maintenance and construction. I don't think you'd be willing to pay the same taxes, but at least you do get good roads.
__________________
135i, SGM, Coral, Sport Package, Auto, Premium Hifi, USB/ipod, Apex EC-7s, PPK Stage II
ptack is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
Trowa
Jack Bauer
 
Drives: 2013 328i xDrive, 2005 YZF-R6
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada

Posts: 258
iTrader: (0)

Thats insane.
Trowa is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 02:22 PM   #4
KPB75
Banned
 
Drives: E90 sedan
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hartford, CT

Posts: 192
iTrader: (2)

I think you replaced after with before! lol! its seems insane that someone can do that much work in 6 days, may be aliens lol
KPB75 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 02:25 PM   #5
pixelblue
Colonel
 
pixelblue's Avatar
 
Drives: the silver bullet
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: northern virginia

Posts: 2,236
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 135i  [4.37]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
You get what you pay for. Believe me, the Japanese put a huge amount of money into highway maintenance and construction. I don't think you'd be willing to pay the same taxes, but at least you do get good roads.
I suppose the alternative would be to pay no taxes but drive horse drawn carriages on dirt roads like from the 19th century. at the rate things are going these days, we just may
__________________
"I would quote everything pixelblue said, but you've already read it. Take it from someone who's put the 1 through its paces"
pixelblue is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
Silver-Bolt
Captain
 
Drives: 2011 Z4 35is Melbourne Red
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Portland, OR

Posts: 807
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 Z4 35is  [5.00]
The photo has a depth perception issue. In the after photo the damage would be behind the photographer.
Silver-Bolt is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #7
py0413
Major
 
py0413's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M5
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: BC

Posts: 1,175
iTrader: (2)

We pay a lot of tax too and yet sometimes it takes a couple of months to just fix a pothole.
__________________
Must stop eating..............
py0413 is online now   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 04:04 PM   #8
JDy80
Captain
 
JDy80's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Queens, NY

Posts: 769
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to JDy80
Quote:
Originally Posted by ptack View Post
You get what you pay for. Believe me, the Japanese put a huge amount of money into highway maintenance and construction. I don't think you'd be willing to pay the same taxes, but at least you do get good roads.
They may pay more, but you can at least see where they are spending the money and not just paying off some stupid politicians. If it meant more taxes and proper spending, I'd rather pay more money to get the job done right once than some money and have the job done half assed, only for them to do the same job over and over again every 6 months. They had just paved the part of the BQE after the Kosciuszko bridge last summer after years of just patching it. Smooth maybe all of 2 months and after winter, its now back to where it was before they did construction (which took them 3 months to do), if not worse. Besides that, the cost of bridge tolls these days makes a round trip if you have to take the triborough is $13. You'd think they'd take the $13 tolls and at least make the roads on the bridges not feel like you're driving through the amazon. And if I'm not paying them to fix the roads, I'd be paying up the ass for new tires and rims every few months. I've had my car for just a year and a half and I've had to get the rim repaired 5 times, lost 2 tires and 2 of my winter tires have bubbles. Luckily I have tire insurance to cover most of it. I think you'd rather pay the same amount of taxes they do to get something done right than less taxes that are paying for your congressman's next flight to Las Vegas.
__________________


2003 Cobra -> 2010 BMW e90 M3 - Space Grey - Black on Carbon Leather Int. - BRILLIANT CAR!!

Last edited by JDy80; 03-24-2011 at 04:23 PM.
JDy80 is offline   China
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
CSanto
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2009 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New York

Posts: 1,843
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silver-Bolt View Post
The photo has a depth perception issue. In the after photo the damage would be behind the photographer.
This is what i was thinking.
CSanto is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-24-2011, 04:10 PM   #10
blue2fire
Brigadier General
 
blue2fire's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 135i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Location, Location, Location

Posts: 4,289
iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by HREM3 View Post
This is what i was thinking.
I think it isnt the same guy.
__________________

BMW CCA
Member #420568
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordon Murray View Post
Being a fan of Honda engines, I requested that they consider building for the F1 a 4.5 liter V10 or V12. I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the McLaren F1 ended up with a BMW engine.
blue2fire is offline   Cayman Islands
0
Reply With Quote
      03-25-2011, 05:51 AM   #11
ibeclueless
What
 
ibeclueless's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 328xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Quincy, MA

Posts: 9,334
iTrader: (1)

wow that's quick
__________________
E92 328xi Space Gray
Aero Lip | M3 Side Skirts | CF Performance Spoiler | ACS Roof | Gloss Black Grilles | LUX H8 Angels | BMW Performance Exhaust

My E92 Photos
ibeclueless is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST