High Speed Pork

Robert Samuelson has a great piece in today’s Washington Post on President Obama’s misguided efforts to create a national high-speed rail network.

Samuelson notes, quite rightly, that high speed rail will be tremendously costly, will not reduce traffic congestion, and will serve a tiny, preferred minority group of passengers. Randal O’Toole said many of the same things during his visit to New Mexico (and in a policy brief), just as we at the Rio Grande Foundation said about the Rail Runner.