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.
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.