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Obama's High-Speed Sale

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

If the president's latest infrastructure plan were labeled "plain old rail travel" it would be far more accurate. Understating costs, overstating benefits, and lots of supersonic rhetoric are the selling points for high-speed rail.

Amtrak Ridership Shrinks, But It's Still Second Best Year For Railroad

AP | JOAN LOWY, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP)-- Amtrak said Monday its ridership dropped by more than a million passengers in the past year, still the second-highest year in the ra...