Wisconsin & Ohio’s incredible loss is other states’ high-speed gain

9 Dec

The New York Times just posted this story — recounting how the duly elected new Republican governors of two states — are sending back the stimulus funds designed for high speed rail and the huge impact it will have in California especially, and other states, as well. What’s your feeling about this? Should the governors be allowed to keep the money and just use it for roads and sidewalks? Or, should the federal government stick to its plan to rev up passenger rail service in the US? Let us know!

4 Responses to “Wisconsin & Ohio’s incredible loss is other states’ high-speed gain”

  1. Bill S December 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM #

    The money should be used only for passenger rail.

    • Owen C. Hardy December 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM #

      Bill, we couldn’t agree with you more. The more we travel, the more we see that our rail infrastructure is crumbling in the US, and expanding around the world.

  2. Bruce Anderson December 15, 2010 at 2:54 PM #

    If the states don’t want it, the money should be used to pay down the debt. While most of us are in favor of HSR or any rail for that matter, now is not the time to spend while our government is broke and China holds all of our debt. But certainly the money shouldn’t be used for something else.

    • Bruce G February 3, 2011 at 12:17 PM #

      I’m with Bruce Anderson – use the money to pay down the debt! While we’re at it, shut down a couple of AMTRAK’s most heavily subsidized long-distance trains and use the savings to upgrade the NE Corridor.

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