Posts tagged "St. Louis"

What Chicago to St. Louis high-speed rail will look like

Well, not actually. It’s a one-kilometer-long spur somewhere in Germany carrying a peat-hauling train. Speaking of high-speed rail and silliness, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) is for it. But folks are questioning its value in Britain.

High-speed rail: slow and dumb

It looks nice, but… Just as polls show that Americans are increasingly worried about government living beyond its means, President Barack Obama goes and announces he’s shoveling out another $8 billion for high-speed rail that is neither high-speed nor smart. Blood-sucking politicians from Illinois wanted $4.5 billion of that, but had to settle for only... Read more »

Common sense on high-speed rail

John McCarron, an urban affairs writer, consultant and educator, nails it in this Tribune op-ed column. McCarron asks why we are spending billions of dollars (yet to be borrowed, I assume) on studying and building high-speed rail service when so much more needs to be done for local mass transit. Compare the needs of CTA,... Read more »
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