Friday, December 3, 2010

Obama Replaces High-Speed Rail with High-Speed Bus Plan

You may have heard that the Obama administration's plans for high-speed rail projects have met with some challenges, most prominently from the incoming Republlican governors of Wisconsin and Ohio.  Now comes this breaking news report from The Onion: Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan with High-Speed Bus Plan.  Go ahead and check out the video at the link, it's worth it!

Joking, aside, though, there is a serious argument out there that upgraded and expanded intra-city, commuter, and longer range bus routes might be superior in many ways to HSR.  Here is a thoughtful analysis with links from Tory Gattis, particularly to Robert Poole's Surface Transportation Newsletter for the Reason Foundation. 

Matt Festa

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/2010/12/obama-replaces-high-speed-rail-with-high-speed-bus-plan.html

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