Monday, May 9, 2011

When Railroads Ruled Transportation Politics

Today Ray LaHood announced the recipients of the $2 billion in federal high-speed rail funding refused by Florida. In the hours and days to come, this news will certainly be greeted with a strong backlash from opponents of U.S. passenger rail. Many will argue that an improved rail network is superfluous in a country with such a great road network; what they will not remind you is that, once upon a time, railroad interests made the very same argument to prevent the development of a national highway program. Continued

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