The Trump team loves to make fun of California, but the administration sure is copying California with this useless high speed rail they’re promoting.
Fred Gurney, chief executive officer for Maglev Inc., holds a model of a high-speed Maglev train in his Monroeville, Pa., office Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2002. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Why do we need an expensive Maglev rail project between Baltimore and Washington, DC? We don’t. Very few people make that commute, and those who do are already served by Maryland’s MARC train system. Other travelers are also served by the Amtrak’s Northeastern and Acela lines.
Yet the Maglev project lives on as the Federal Railroad Administration continues to push it.
Why do we continue to dump money into massive projects that help nobody except the union fatcats and wealthy land developers?