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GOP bill would halt fast rail in NC

As the state Department of Transportation gears up to spend $461 million in federal grants for beefed-up train service from Raleigh to Charlotte, some Republican legislators say North Carolina should send the money back to Washington instead.  Read more at


3 thoughts on “GOP bill would halt fast rail in NC

  1. Half a billion dollars to knock 15 minutes off the three hour trip from Charlotte to Raleigh. What’s in it for the rest of the state?

    Posted by Prince of Peeps | March 23, 2011, 6:59 pm
  2. High speed rail only makes sense in places that have dense urban populations who typically don’t own or use a car for work commute, etc. (our NE corridor or Japan/Europe) Works for them but not practical for us.

    Posted by Liv | March 23, 2011, 7:32 pm
  3. We got rid of high speed rail from Obama here in Wisconsin. Hopefully your great state follows suit. What a waste of money. The annual maintenance fees are the real story behind the initial construction. High speed rail speeding is a train wreck and a real drain on the pocketbooks of taxpayers. Good luck!

    Posted by Tom | March 23, 2011, 9:27 pm

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