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High-speed trains don’t make sense | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette

MARINETTE — Let’s look at the high-speed train our good government wants to build between Milwaukee and Madison to the tune of $810 million, plus a subsidy of $7.5 million annually for operating expenses, plus a subsidy of $5.5 million for the Milwaukee to Chicago Hiawatha line. I know you are saying the Feds are paying the $810 million, but where do you think the Feds get the money from, Santa Claus?

High-speed trains don’t make sense | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Filed under: Amtrak, Passenger Rail Politics, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

2 Responses

  1. Dave Reid says:

    Of course the other option of not building the route in Wisconsin isn’t that the $800 million won’t be spent, it is more likely some other state would get it then.

  2. I ternd to agree with the writer if he is talking about so-called High Speed Rail. If his numbers are correct there is no advantage. On the other hand if we are talking about Maglev which can travel at 300 MPH and that system can flow into a longer distance network than we should consider such an option. First of all the HSR is very expensive, about $40 million per two way mile. The Maglev is about $23 million per two way mile and it is faster.

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