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Old 11-23-2010, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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When the Obama administration rolled out its initial investment to create a high-speed rail system across the U.S. in January, the program was hailed as a pivotal piece of the most significant upgrade of the nation's transportation system since the interstate highway network.
But the program along with the jobs it could create, environmentalists' desires to ease auto pollution and some travelers' hopes of eventually hopping a fast train in the nation's heartland may have hit a speed bump after this month's elections.
Florida, Wisconsin and Ohio, each awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds, have incoming Republican governors who have vowed to kill their intercity rail projects or are threatening to do so if they determine the projects will become a drain on taxpayers.


High-speed rail projects land in tug of war between governors - USATODAY.com

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Old 11-24-2010, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I live in Ohio and I am appalled at this, but our Democrat governor is the reason we received the funding. The Republican governor elect campaigned on not continuing with rail. He is adamant about killing the project in Ohio.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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It's dead, and good riddance. When you are 1.2 TRILLION dollars in the hole for this year alone, do you really need to spend several billion on a system that shuffles people region-wide unemployment lines at 250% of the cost of flying? Do we need more union slugs working on the taxpayer dollar to boost uncompetitiveness and deficit?

It's fun to kick a wounded animal in DC, and that is what your governor is doing.
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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It's dead, and good riddance. When you are 1.2 TRILLION dollars in the hole for this year alone, do you really need to spend several billion on a system that shuffles people region-wide unemployment lines at 250% of the cost of flying? Do we need more union slugs working on the taxpayer dollar to boost uncompetitiveness and deficit?

It's fun to kick a wounded animal in DC, and that is what your governor is doing.
It stimulates growth , creates jobs , and other things. Also we subside airports and some freight companies....whats the difference.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Wisconsin people rightfully don't want to foot the majority of the cost to pay for a system that shuttles people from Chicago and Minneapolis across their state as fast as possible.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Wisconsin people rightfully don't want to foot the majority of the cost to pay for a system that shuttles people from Chicago and Minneapolis across their state as fast as possible.
Whether I agree with it or not, at least Wisconsin has a reason to give up their rail funds. It appears to be just a matter of politics in Ohio.
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