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President Obama weighed in on high-speed rail projects today in an address to the nation's governors at the White House. In his address, he reiterated that the nation can't afford not to make ...
by Inkberries
Comment Count 134 comments on Mon Feb 28, 2011 at 08:57 PM PST with 85 Recommends
News breaking yesterday that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood had given Florida one more week to gets its high-speed rail act together before sending $2.4 billion in funding elsewhere -- and ...
by ObamOcala
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 08:53 AM PST with 12 Recommends
Earlier this week, I stood at Ground Zero – the capitol rotunda in Madison – and spoke out. I took a turn at the megaphone to announce my support for my hometown of Watertown, Wisconsin. ...
by Giles Goat Boy
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 08:27 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Is it a good idea? You tell me. A 90-mile "high-speed" train between Tampa and Orlando? More of a local, really. This ain't Paris to Berlin, nor the Orient Express. It's a trip ...
by ObamOcala
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Feb 21, 2011 at 09:58 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood met with members of Florida's congressional delegation and gave them one week to come up with a plan which would allow the state to accept $2.7 billion in funds ...
by ObamOcala
Comment Count 36 comments on Fri Feb 18, 2011 at 07:14 AM PST with 47 Recommends
Florida editorial writers and some fellow Republicans are giving newly elected Gov. Rick Scott a thrashing over what can only fairly be described as his loony rejection of federal funding for the ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 137 comments on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 05:05 PM PST with 69 Recommends
I've just spent 30 minutes listening to a Tea Party neighbor rant about electric cars and high-speed rail. The gist of his rant is . . . well, you know . . . waste of money, never work, plenty of ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 126 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:01 PM PST with 122 Recommends
Governors of three states have now decided that they don't need federal funding for high speed rail initiatives. They say that nobody will ride them. They say that they'll be slower than flying. ...
by Gonzeaux
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 06:00 PM PST with 48 Recommends
This morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R-Medicare Fraud) announced that he is rejecting $2.4 billion in federal funds to build the first leg of a high-speed rail network from Tampa to Orlando. When ...
by ObamOcala
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 05:43 PM PST with 21 Recommends
A third myopic governor has joined two others who have turned down federal money to build high-speed rail in their states. Gov. Rick Scott, the tea party-backed Republican elected last November,
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 228 comments on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 02:45 PM PST with 64 Recommends
Much is riding on the answer to that question ... John Boehner ...
by jamess
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun Feb 13, 2011 at 02:18 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Hi, all. Today’s report features: • Infrastructure for the 21st century: Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the Administration's plan to invest in roads, bridges ...
by Kat 4 Obama
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 07:03 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Two key House Republicans have indicated conditional support for one element of President Barack Obama's goal of putting 80 percent of Americans within reach of high-speed passenger rail service by ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Feb 02, 2011 at 07:02 AM PST with 6 Recommends
In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama touted his plans for alternative energy generation and high-speed rail construction, And he's on the road today, visiting a solar power ...
by jer45
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 08:36 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Note: this is a cross-post from The Realignment Project . Follow us ...
by Vikingkingq
Comment Count 57 comments on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:43 AM PST with 44 Recommends
The [Fresno BEE http://www.fresnobee.com/2010/12/09/2191663/state-may-get-extra-624m-for-high.html] today reports that most of the $1.2 billion refused by Ohio and Wisconsin for high-speed rail will ...
by ybruti
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Dec 10, 2010 at 12:19 PM PST with 14 Recommends
In 2001, Amtrak named locomotive #182 "The Governor Tommy G. Thompson" after the former Wisconsin governor who had also served as Amtrak board chairman and honored national bi-partisan champion of ...
by jer45
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 04:08 PM PST with 91 Recommends
Wisconsin's railphobic Governor-elect Scott Walker is in day fourteen of his self-inflicted, post-election high-speed rail cancellation debacle, and today rolled out the third iteration of his ...
by jer45
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Nov 16, 2010 at 07:53 PM PST with 11 Recommends
First it was far-right Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker's money-wrenching of the state's high-speed rail line already under construction - - lost to the state are 400 jobs, $100 million spent or ...
by jer45
Comment Count 17 comments on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 12:39 PM PST with 18 Recommends
A few days ago I posted here about Wisconsin's newly-elected rightwing Governor, Scott Walker, forging ahead with a campaign pledge to kill high-speed rail between Madison and Milwaukee - - an Obama ...
by jer45
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 12:17 PM PST with 34 Recommends