Thursday, July 7, 2011

U.S. High-Speed Rail plan looks as if intended to fail

JACKSONVILLE TRANSIT: "In his view, the Obama plan suffers from these critical flaws:

• Routes were poorly chosen. The Orlando-to-Tampa line — 84 miles mostly in an Interstate highway corridor — would have run from one city that’s “not a model of transit” to another city with the same transit deficiency. Said Babbitt: “Frankly, it’s not surprising that the governor of Florida [when offered 90 percent of the funds to construct the line] turned it down.”"

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it, I'd be really happy if they'd pump that kind of money into the RTP-Triad-Charlotte corridor, where it would boost existing transit and have a good chance of success.