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March 26, 2013

News You Can't Use, Because Your Government Is Remote, Arrogant, Unresponsive, and Monstrous: There Are No High Speed Trains And There Won't Ever Be

Twelve billion in and we've made some very trivial speed upgrades -- 10 fewer minutes for the Seattle-Portland route -- to low-speed trains, and, with a single exception that started ten years ago (and also will never happen), zero high speed trains.

Not even high-speed train rails. Not even high-speed rail plans.

Do watch the report. It's not that there aren't any high-speed trains now. Given government inefficiency, you wouldn't expect them for 15-20 years anyway.

It's that none of the money appropriated for such trains has gone to such trains. It's just gone to Amtrak's wish-list for minor improvements for slow-speed trains... and lots of money for state and federal workers, of course.

Disgraceful. It's nothing but lies.


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