Skip to comments.High Speed Rail Put on Fast Track (Michigan)
Posted on 05/12/2011 12:24:59 PM PDT by sand lake bar
DETROIT The federal government on Monday awarded Michigan roughly $200 million toward a high-speed rail project that within three years is expected to shave 30 minutes off of a trip from Detroit to Chicago.
The grant was part of a 15-state, $2 billion disbursal that ties into President Barack Obamas broader goal of connecting 80 percent of Americans to high-speed rail in 25 years.
The majority of Michigans funding will go to the development of a 135-mile, high-speed stretch between Dearborn and Kalamazoo, part of the federally designated high-speed corridor between Detroit and Chicago. Maximum speeds on the stretch would reach 110 mph.
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The train to nowhere...
I hope it’s bulletproof.
Oh’ and Willie Green is smiling down from the great ozone in the sky...
He’s been better than expected but this is stupid. The damn train can’t even leave the state and won’t be any faster than current scamtrak.
So people can flee Detroit even faster?
According the internet (which is never wrong), it’s a 5-6 hour drive.
The train will knock 30 minutes off that.
Spend how much to knock 30 minutes off a 5-6 hour drive?
just what we need....a train to the ghetto with no riders.....
We got rail projects!
Scratch the surface of this little exclusive lotto ticket called “light rail” in Hampton Roads...
4 hours, 30 minutes to be exact......
This is great. 47% of the Detroiters couldn’t read the train ticket and the balance are unemployed. This program would guarantee that Illinois would get conceal-carry, no doubt, slam-dunk.
If the train can travel 110, let’s say average 80, then that’s about a 3 hour trip. I always had a hard time driving from Chicago to Dearborn in less than 4 hours. Plus, you skip the tollroads, traffic jams, parking, etc.
And, you can drink while you “drive”!
Hawaii spent a gazillion bucks telling us how wonderful rail will be, how much time we'll save, all illustrated by beautiful visions from architects being
bribed hired to produce drawings of beautifully landscaped futuristic rail stops and stations. For a few months we were inundated by "public service"ads on how wonderful our great mayor was to envision rail. Total cost is now up over $10 billion - and that's just for a 20-mile corridor. Detroit to Chicago??? $200 million? Might as well just throw it in Lake Michigan.
There’s a high probability you’re right. Let me know the Lake Michigan beach where they’ll dump all that cash! I’ll bring a net.
Also, how many people go back and forth between Chicago and Detroit on a frequent basis? I’m guessing it’s not that many unless all the Bamsters friends need to go to ground and disappear when things get too hot for them in Chicago (a la Al Capone - except western Michigan was good enough for Capone).
Actually, it would be a far better idea to use the 200 mil to renovate Detroit’s “People Mover.”
Or they could do something really crazy and fix the roads which most of us actually use.
Smiling ? Hell, Willie’s nipples probably just exploded.
Great, then pay the $300 ticket price this mess will costs instead of expecting taxpayers to subsides your free ride.