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High-Speed Rail Would Take Taxpayers for a Ride

Posted by on June 23, 2009

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.]

There’s an unfortunate discussion going on among Midwestern governors and the federal government about a possible high-speed rail line linking major Midwestern cities. The Show-Me Institute has covered the problems with light rail in the past, but surely some of the arguments carry over: This project will likely cost more than projected, and the benefits are almost certainly overstated.

If this issue appeals to you, stay tuned to Policy Pulse for stories relating to this and other topics of interest.

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