WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
High Speed Rail - I understand 40 MPH
Who is going to ride? So far I only hear development, jobs, expansion but never who will ride the train. Even then how would you get anywhere from the station. Taxi, bus, rickshaw - and the big question is why ride a train that takes so long to get somewhere. There are more ideas about how great it will be but I have heard nothing on who is going to use it and the COST to ride. Ohio does not need anything else that has to be subsidized down the road. How many special events will it take to support the system. Has anyone every looked at the contract for rail workers (WOW)? What concessions are going to be made by the union to help this along? Is this doing anything for other parts of Ohio - or is this all designed to get people to the new casino's? How much will Ohio tolerate in Gas taxes. We do not need bigger government to tax us all to bankruptcy. One quote I liked " The US will never be able to create a rail system that compares to Europe and Asia. By the time they spend all the money to build it the price to ride will be astronomical."
Why not do the right thing and "Tell Washington it's a waste of Money!"
Just some rambling thoughts from a Tax payer.