Trump Administration Copies California With High Speed Rail Boondoggle

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. Gurney's consortium of labor and business are pushing for the funding to build a 54-mile system in western Pennsylvania. Estimated costs for the project are more than $3 billion and planners don't enivsion an operational system until about 2010. Federal officials are to decide early next year whether the Baltimore-Washington area or Pittsburgh region will get the demonstration project.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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?