Elections and HSR

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)

RailroadBookstore.com - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section.

ModelRailroadBookstore.com - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

#1
As a half-hearted Republican, I was disappointed with the election of Walker in Wisconsin and Kasich in Ohio. Kasich is anti passenger rail and wants to return the $400 million for the 3-C project. That's a setback, but at least the money can be used by a rail friendly state.

Walker's agenda is more reprehensible. Let's take the money and give it to the highway contractors! Be interested to know how many of them contributed to his campaign. He says most Wisconsin people will never ride the proposed high speed train from Milwaukee to Madison. If you live in Milwauke, you might never travel on roads in Northern Wisconsin, for example. Since the early 60's passenger rail is second rate since most transportation money goes for poorly constructed highways which are eroded by large trucks. Eisenhower should have earmarked 1% of highway funds for strategic rail route infrastructure. Another 1% of money for airports could have funded passenger equipment. If so, We would not be discussing this today.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
#3
Hsr

Good article, thanks! New York received little of the HSR money. Maybe they could take the old Talgos and repair them at the Wisconsin plant in addition to buiding new ones.
 

Pat

Photo Critiques Welcome
#4
Lacking a public willingness to fund the service and fore go the private auto, passenger rail will continue to be an election year pawn. A glitzy sound bite when politicians need to spread some pork and an easy target when it’s time to talk tough on spending.
 





RailroadForums.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com

Top