Thursday, December 8th, 2016

In case you missed it, this week at the MacIver Institute I wrote about the folly of supposedly “free” federal money to spend high speed rail. For those that regret Governor Scott Walker’s decision to reject the money for high speed rail in Wisconsin, it could be worse. We could be like California and accepted […]

Too funny. Not only are they naming an Amtrak station for Vice President Joe Biden, not only is the darn thing $5.3 million over budget, but the train broke down on the way to the dedication and the Amtrak CEO had to drive his car instead. Today’s the big day for Amtrak’s Wilmington train station. […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Dec 2, 2010; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Rail trek: It’s dead, Jim Walker, allies in Washington will kill high-speed rail The train is dead. Long live the automobile! Despite the best efforts of a few die-hards, the proposed high-speed train (that doesn’t really travel at high speed) between Milwaukee and Madison is dead. […]

The Watertown Common Council unanimously agreed to put the building of a train station for the proposed high-speed train line on the ballot in April. Another community has decided to ask questions and hear the voice of the people before committing to another ongoing expense that may be more than they bargained for. The question […]

Ann Althouse took a photo-walk of the UW-Madison campus and came across the following sign, Althouse, calling the sign, “horrifying,” comments, “Fast Trains Are Cool.” As if the government should provide us with everything, even coolness. Big Brother loves you, and Big Brother will also supply the coolness that’s currently missing in your gray little life. Wow! […]

Our friends at the state DOT have decided to toss the horse’s head into the bed of the Oconomowoc Common Council, saying the train station was a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. The state Department of Transportation has dropped plans for a high-speed rail station in Oconomowoc, claiming city officials said they didn’t want one.But city officials disputed […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s headline writers seem to have trouble distinguishing between light rail and the proposed high-speed rail.  First it was the story on last night’s meeting in Brookfield (which seems to be cut off right before they get to the content of the meeting.)  Then it was today’s article about Governor Jim Doyle’s […]