Who’s spending $53 billion on high-speed rail?
Our president, that’s who!
What do you think of the plan?
Critics, like Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin and John Kasich of Ohio, think we should forgo federal high-speed-rail funding and focus instead on highway improvement.
Supporters, like Vice President Joe Biden—who took more than 7,900 round trips on Amtrak trains between Washington and his home in Delaware during his years in the Senate—think building a rail infrastructure to rival those of China and Europe is essential to continued U.S. prosperity.
You can probably guess what I think, but I want to know what you think:
Will our car-ophile nation ever be won over to train travel in sufficient numbers to justify a substantial federal investment?