Vicki Mckenna got her wish:
The Obama administration is taking about $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money for Wisconsin and Ohio and awarding it to projects in other states after the incoming Republican governors in both states promised to kill the projects.
“High-speed rail will modernize America’s valuable transportation network, while reinvigorating the manufacturing sector and putting people back to work in good-paying jobs,” LaHood said in a statement. “I am pleased that so many other states are enthusiastic about the additional support they are receiving to bring America’s high-speed rail network to life.”
The one good thing I can see about Walker killing the train is now money is no object. Since he is willing to send $850 billion dollars away and thus force us to pay $100 billion dollars to cover the loss in WI taxpayer money, then to him money is apparently no object. He no longer needs to attack the unions and try and get them to balance the budget and schools should expect to get back their complete 2/3 funding since now taxpayer money means nothing to the newly elected governor. This proves once again never let a “fiscal conservative” around your money!
I just hope the Talgo workers will be given the option to relocate with the company.