Walker’s train rejection has Wisconsin losing out big on high speed rail

It was announced that $8 billion was going to be spent on high-speed rail across the United States over the next eight years.

While Walker calls his rejection of jobs, business opportunities and improving infrastructure for Wisconsin a “victory”, it is all but certain that he lost the gamble and the people of Wisconsin will pay dearly for his arrogance.

Some of the high-speed rail program features include:

  • Core Express: These corridors will form the backbone of the national high-speed rail system, with electrified trains traveling on dedicated tracks at speeds of 125-250 mph or higher.
  • Regional: Crucial regional corridors with train speeds of 90-125 mph will see increases in trips and reductions in travel times, laying the foundation for future high-speed service.
  • Emerging: Trains traveling at up to 90 mph will provide travelers in emerging rail corridors with access to the larger national high-speed and intercity passenger rail network.
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It appears Walker could never admit a mistake and wants the news on this issue to just go away. It’s going to be historically seen as incredibly ignorant.


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