Thursday, February 26, 2009

Obama Budget Proposes $1 Billion A Year In High Speed Rail State Grants


Blogger plaws said...

I think this list is unreliable. The alleged Las Vegas-LA maglev is a figment of some folks' imagination. Surely not shovel-ready and I don't think there is anything beyond brochures. Of course, once the backers smelled money, I'm sure they ginned up an office suite and whatnot, but it's not a real project.

Y'all should come up with your own list.

3:02 PM  
Blogger BruceMcF said...

The most important point in the post linked to is not the list but the last point ... when the DoT issues the guidelines for submitting for project funding, that is when we will be able to put together a list of contenders for serious "down payment" funds and a collection of others that will only be receiving project planning money.

And, yes, with respect to the Las Vegas / Anaheim maglev proposal, when the source is the AP for an issue that Republican party is trying to pump up, it may as well be sourced to the Republican Party. When the CAHSR got its bonding authority, that was the real end of the Las Vegas maglev line, since right of way it was proposing to use is now going to be used for 220mph steel on steel HSR. And the bizarre idea that any kind of bullet train class HSR proposal could go from "preliminary planning" to breaking ground in 18 months is simply laughable.

10:59 PM  

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