I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Amtrak is Spending Billions So You Can Travel 3 mph Faster on a Small Section of Track:
I love train travel. I’ve enjoyed it in France, Italy, China, and even here in the States. I think it would be awesome to have a private, nationwide, high-speed rail network in America, though I recognize that practical considerations make that highly unlikely for the foreseeable future.
I mention all that to say that in sharing this story I’m not anti-train; I’m anti-stupid wastes of taxpayer money.
You see, the Department of Transportation has announced its largest loan in history: $2.4 billion to Amtrak to pay for faster service in the Northeast corridor.
My Commentary: Brilliant!
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