Talk:Kodiak on Rails Act, 649

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Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 09:17

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Tabled by Chancellor John Edwards, MGA, KWP on behalf of the Government.
Kodiak on Rails Act, 649
An act to grow Kodiak’s deteriorating economy, and combat Kodiak’s deteriorating infrastructure through the development and construction of key rail infrastructure and standards.,_649
Proposed by Aaron Tonnesen, MGA, NUP.
Voting is presently set for 5 Jan 2023.
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— 22/12/2022 09:17

Reifyrm Visdvk [I] — 22/12/2022 09:19
I support this bill.
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 09:20
Thanks for getting this on the floor. Kodiak on Rails is necessary for the development of infrastructure and strengthening the economy. Without this bill, the economy will not recover and the lives of Kodiakers will continue to diminish.
Gabriel Mondo (Karr) [NUP] — 22/12/2022 09:33
I agree with the AM Tonnesen, this is an excellent and comprehensive bill aimed at strengthening our economy by enabling the accelerated transportation of necessary goods and services. Likewise, it will allow our fellow Kodiakers an increased opportunity to migrate around our Republic like never before.
I commend Chancellor Edwards for his efforts in tabling it.
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 09:35

Just to confirm @Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden - is the intention to create a State Rail service? or to subsidise Private rail services?
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 09:36
To create state rails services.
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 09:36

Do we have a brand name in mind?
I was thinking "KodiAction Railways"
Gabriel Mondo (Karr) [NUP] — 22/12/2022 09:38
He's a natural, folks
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 09:39
I didn’t take a name into consideration while drafting the bill. I would love to hear from the assembly for a possible brand name
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 09:42
The Great Bear Line?
Gabriel Mondo (Karr) [NUP] — 22/12/2022 09:43
I'm sure @Yungly, CEO of Chest and co would like it to be called the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad.
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 09:48
(Me thinking of the most simple name: Kodiak National Railway)
Hester Sirocco-Loren (Juliette) — 22/12/2022 09:58
(What about the mascot everyone?)
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 09:59
Emile — 22/12/2022 10:05
Perhaps we could vote for the name
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 10:13
Here’s a good logo 😂
Luik Oule - Kallamaya [KWP] — 22/12/2022 10:20
i mean the shinkansen's mascot is a bear so why not?
Gabriel Mondo (Karr) [NUP] — 22/12/2022 10:20
I don't think we'll need a vote, but a general consensus would be nice 🙂
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 22/12/2022 10:42
Yeah this will surely be the logo. It’ll look nice slapped on all of the freight and bullet trains.
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 11:32

Erich Crysler -- Alsozar [UKN] — 22/12/2022 11:56
Why just a mascot for the trains? Why not a mascot for everything?
Pizza? Mascot
Apples? Mascot
Toilets? Mascot
The feeling of impending doom? Mascot
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 11:57

Because this is the trains bill?
Erich Crysler -- Alsozar [UKN] — 22/12/2022 11:57
You’re right I’m getting ahead of myself
This should be a separate bill
But anyways besides the name and the mascot, this bill is perfect. I wholeheartedly support it.
Gustave Bernier [NEGK] - Epire — 22/12/2022 17:15
I agree with what has been said above, this bill is necessary to establish a functioning rail system in Kodiak and provide an alternative to the costly motorized private transports. This project is only the beginning of a bigger system for it won't be enough but I am pleased to see that the Assembly is aware of the needs of our people.
PS : I like the name The Great Bear Line
ekyogre [NEGK] — 22/12/2022 19:43
I'm not against this bill, but how would it be beneficial to our economy in the short term given the spendings needed to establish this rail system?
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 19:54
Employment for the extensive construction work for starters
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 20:09
A project of this scope that branches across the entire nation will provide employment across a whole range of disciplines for the workers of Kodiak. With unemployment a particular issue, this cannot be understated.
Emile — 22/12/2022 20:15
That certainly works for permanent jobs, but what will happen with those construction worker jobs after the project is finished? The jobs are only temporary.
Hester Sirocco-Loren (Juliette) — 22/12/2022 20:24
Long term benefits of better infrastructure such as this also means better movement of people, better movement of supplies and products. Construction jobs for the railroads may end one day but they would end up somewhere else. However the rail jobs will not disappear and will increase due to the larger rail network needing more workers.
There will be plenty of construction work needed in the long term as well - whether publicly funded, privately funded, or a combination. For context Kodiak is in dire need of being put back onto the path of growth and recovery, we are a shattered nation really down on our luck, and this is just one of many things I believe is important foundational works to support, and improving an entire nations rail infrastructure also is not a quick job; so the construction jobs will be around for quite a long time until they are shifted elsewhere as we grow economically.
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 20:46
We can probably run back to back infrastructure projects for the foreseeable future. By completion of each project, more jobs will have been created to operate the completed project, plus the benefits that come with each project.
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 20:46

it will take years to build the projected lines - something like 20y ears
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 20:47
20 ears? Gosh!
Patrick Barber

— 22/12/2022 20:47

planning, grading, earth movement, bridges, tunnels, acquisition of materials, dozers, excavators, etc etc
John Edwards [KWP] — 22/12/2022 20:51
Plus the health and safety risks associated with so many ear based injuries.
On a serious note, not only will this project operate for an extensive period but we also have 2 other transport projects already in the queue to keep the ball rolling on nation-building
Aaron Tonnesen - New Asden — 23/12/2022 02:06
Not only that, but several sub branches under the department of transportation will be established, which will create even more jobs. Large infrastructure projects is the most efficient way to boost the economy. With an increased movement of goods and people, the gdp will increase significantly
Patrick Barber

— 23/12/2022 08:52

Since I don't see any opposition, I'll give 48 hours for objections then push to vote.

— 25/12/2022 10:27

Do you approve of the Kodiak on Rails Act, 649?

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Patrick Barber

— 25/12/2022 10:27

@Assembly Member
The vote has now been called. Debate is suspended. The poll shall remain open for 96 hours.
Patrick Barber

— 28/12/2022 16:35

@Assembly Member
This poll continues with only 18 hours remaining. Please be sure to vote before the poll closes.

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