I don’t write about it often, but if you’ve ever read any of my posts on high-speed rail, you know that I’m a fan of it. I’ve ridden it in Europe. I’ve seen its rapid growth in countries around the world, such as China, Japan, Turkey, the UK, and many other countries. (China is actually looking to connect its high-speed rail to Europe!) And I’m a big fan of the environmental, economic, jobs, and convenience benefits of high-speed rail. So, to see its future implementation killed off or delayed by Tea Party governors in my home state of Florida, in New Jersey, in Ohio, and in Wisconsin was not a fun thing to watch. Here’s more on that disappointing part of the high-seed rail story:
OH, WI, NJ, & FL Governors Lied to Public to Kill High-Speed Trains (via Planetsave)
Remember the exciting announcements about a nationwide high-speed rail network that Obama made in 2010? And remember how several Tea Party governors killed high-speed rail in their states? Well, if it wasn’t painfully obvious before, Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog recently wrote a great post on…
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