Posted by Jared R. Callister on January 31, 2013
CNN's Drew Griffin did an excellent report examining Federal high speed rail funds that were paid to Vermont in order to fund a "high speed rail" project through the State. The only problem . . . the funds in Vermont weren't used for "high speed rail", but were instead used to turn a "slow speed" rail line into a slightly faster rail line. In all, the new line shaved a minuscule 28 minutes off the commute time with the "higher" speed trains occasionally reaching max speeds as fast as 79 mph.
Mr. Griffin's report is a must see: