Thursday, November 25, 2010

People in Wisconsin ride trains

This is a news story from Wisconsin on the large numbers of people riding Amtrak between Milwaukee and Chicago. Of course, if the Amtrak was extended west from Milwaukee to Madison, large numbers of people would ride that train as well.

Not to mention, the train should be extended north from Milwaukee up to Green Bay (through Door County and Manitowoc). People will ride trains, and it is always cheaper to run a train than it is to maintain a highway. It also uses far less energy per passenger-mile, which is good for our economy.


Saturday, November 06, 2010

Remember what the President of the United States said about high speed rail

It's worth remembering what the President of the United States has to say about high speed rail: It is being done. It's just not being done here. Building a high speed rail system will be faster, cheaper and more efficient than building new highways or new runways.