Saturday, November 19, 2011

Amen! Congress is to kill high-speed train

"[T]he future of high-speed rail in the U.S. is in the Northeast rail corridor, which connects Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, rather than the national network of trains envisioned by Obama. [KGW] Sounds reasonable.

But that will not keep the administration from spending the money in the pipeline on the program rather than use that money elsewhere. "Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday that he expects more than $1 billion in high-speed rail construction-related activity across the country next year."

Train to nowhere?

Look - whether one agrees with congressional action - isn't it irresponsible and stupid (for the lack of a better word) to continue to spend that money?