Opinion: Hijacking high-speed rail hurts America’s future

(Source: WHAV opinion column by Jim Hightower, November 17, 2015)

HAVERHILL, Mass. — Highway builders, auto lobbyists and airline monopolists have hijacked America’s transportation policy. As a result, our mobility future has been clogged with their self-interest, blocking the rail-travel alternative. It’s shameful how our corporate and governmental masters of transportation have sidetracked what not so long ago was a world-leading, cross-country train system and reduced it to an underfunded hodgepodge that is an insult to the traveling public and wholly inadequate for a nation with pretensions of greatness.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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