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    Before We Spend $53 Billion On High-Speed Rail, Can We Get Low-Speed Rail To Run On Time?

    Before We Spend $53 Billion On High-Speed Rail, Can We Get Low-Speed Rail To Run On Time?

    Florida Governor Rick Scott has rejected Stimulus funds for the beginnings of a high speed rail system in Florida, claiming the proposed rail system was unnecessary and wasteful. 

    These stimulus funds were just a part of what the Obama administration hopes will be $53 billion on building a national high-speed rail network.

    Before we spend $53 billion on high-speed rail, can we try to get low-speed rail to run on time?

    Let’s start with the existing experiment with “high-speed” rail, the Acela Express between Boston and Washington, D.C.

    And then hop aboard the Northeast Regional between Boston and Virginia Beach:

    Followed by a transfer to the scenic Lake Shore Limited between New York and Chicago:

    And move on to the City of New Orleans between New Orleans and Chicago:

    There is something which seems to make the trains run on time, Cars:

    Sounds like a plan, a nationwide network of autotrains.  And Early Bird Specials.

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    Mr. Jacobson

    You know who else made the trains run on time?


    You fascist!

    (for the humor impaired, that is a joke)

    sort of runic rhyme | February 17, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Early Bird specials to get the worm?

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