Post Tagged with: "high speed rail"

February 11, 2013 07:19

Why High-Speed Rail Is a Ridiculous Fantasy Liberals Love

Since high-speed passenger trains are not commercially viable, the only way to have them is for the government to build them. But even if one or two routes made sense for some environmental reason, once the government built those routes, the political demand to reach every other podunk jurisdiction represented by a powerful elected official would overwhelm all sense.

July 12, 2012 09:01

Obama’s High Speed Money Pit

China’s attempt at a high-speed rail network is fraught with corrupt officials, impossible costs, and deadly safety failures. But [Obama’s] Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wishes America would follow it as a model.

November 3, 2011 15:42

California’s High-Speed Train Wreck

“I don’t think you could dream up a bigger boondoggle than this, even if you tried.” “But the problem is everyone’s hand is now in the cookie jar . . . and they’re buying off every lobbyist and consultant that they can in California, so the corruption has reached a whole new level.”

May 13, 2011 04:00

High-Speed Rail and Federalism

Subsidizing passenger-rail is no more a proper role of the federal government than education or housing.

April 28, 2011 06:18

Obama’s high speed train to nowhere gets nowhere

[I]t is clear that the administration’s plan to dazzle Americans with an exciting new infrastructure project comparable to the Interstate Highway System has failed.

February 11, 2011 08:50

Derailing at high speed

Still trying to come up with big government union spending projects that will be palatable to the American people Obama’s latest Democrat campaign funding plan is to pour billions down the high speed rail rat hole.

January 26, 2011 07:03

Krauthammer underwhelmed by Obama vision in SOTU address: ‘Late Clintonian Minimalism’

Obama’s head fake to the center did not impress Charles Krauthammer.