Skip to comments.As high-speed rail project falters, Obama’s vision of government remains unfulfilled
Posted on 11/08/2013 1:34:26 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
MILWAUKEE The gleaming red-and-white trains sit motionless in a cavernous warehouse in Century City, an industrial neighborhood that cranked out 100 million car and truck frames in its heyday. The seats are draped in plastic; an electronic screen on one reads, Quiet Car. 11:10 a.m. 000 MPH.
President Obama once hoped that these high-speed trains would be transporting passengers from Milwaukee to Madison, Wis., part of a broader system crisscrossing the Midwest and the nation.
But Wisconsins Republican governor, Scott Walker, rejected $823 million in funding that the federal government was offering, and the Transportation Department transferred the funds to California. The two trains now sit idle, with five employees of a Spanish manufacturer left behind to tend them. . .
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Gotta get those Trayvons to and from the flash robs as quickly as possible.
Did it run out of money?
Been done, doesn’t work out all that well.
Everything 0bama touches turns to SH*T!
I know that’s the quote from the SS agent,
but I believe O thinks of government more as a shiny new revolver to use to rob his “enemies” and reward his friends.
“Scott Walker, rejected $823 million in funding that the federal government was offering, and the Transportation Department transferred the funds to California.”
And Dianne Fineswine rejoiced. Thank Obama for refilling the trough
The high speed rail job in California board just proposed the second segment will be from Fresno to bakersfield.
BOnus Points ? - Where DA heck is DA first segment?
I suspect that California will never have a functioning high speed rail system, at least one that people will use. However, this state will end up spending billions and billions of dollars down the rat hole called high speed rail.
And then she goes on to explain just what that "tangible difference" is -- NOT.
“I suspect that California will never have a functioning high speed rail system, at least one that people will use. However, this state will end up spending billions and billions of dollars down the rat hole called high speed rail.”
And DiFi’s husband will pocket a good chunk of that.
“and the manufacturing jobs that come with it.”
What manufacturing jobs? The only manufacturer the article mentioned is in Spain!
If the Milwaukee to Madison corridor needed high speed rail it would already be served by express bus service. Of course, the bus service would be more flexible, lower cost and use existing roadways.
I live near La Crosse, Wisconsin and frequently observe the local municipal bus system in action. The most passengers I have ever observed on a bus during the morning rush hour is four. Liberals love to implement mass transit and don't care about costs or results.
High speed in the mid west, sure, to get out of it as possible. Wonder if any Libs would set foot here in Cincy.
Libs congregate in a 4 block area downtown and want their blessed streetcar to nowhere.
There are not enough travelers to fill the Badger Bus from Madison to Milwaukee, the Greyhound from Madison to Milwaukee, and the Megabus from Madison to Milwaukee. They expected a train to be full based on that?
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It would have been known as the "ghost train" because nobody would ride it...
It is actually about the same price to rent a car verses buying subsidized train tickets from Orlando to Tampa which is an hour drive...
The 50 IQ apes at the Washington Post are the most delusional Goebbel’s propagandists to ever infest the globe. If Hitler were still alive, the Washington Post simpletons would be on a cattlecar to Auschwitz.
I am 100% for private capital investment in FOR-PROFIT ventures... afterall, shareholders would not piss away THEIR MONEY the way the government seems to enjoy doing with money that ISN'T THEIRS.
That line might actually make money for private investors...or at least break even at some point...
It's called news judgment which is relative to the clock. At the time it was the lead story on the WashPost Breaking News site.
High speed rail can’t falter soon enough as far as I am concerned.
No - it's called spamming.
The two trains now sit idle, with five employees of a Spanish manufacturer left behind to tend them. . .
Has this administration ever bought anything made in the US?
The US doesn’t manufacture passenger railcars anymore after the big bankruptcy at Colorado Railcar a few years ago. Renfe-Talgo of Spain was planning to build passenger railcars here, but the deal fell apart when three states decided not to participate.