Dept. of Transportation right to end Calif. high speed rail boondoggle

ALG calls for complete review of transportation spending on Obama’s ill-conceived high speed rail agenda

Feb. 20, 2019, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for terminating federal funds for California’s cancelled high speed rail project from L.A. to San Francisco:

“Transportation Secretary Chao is absolutely right to terminate $929 million of grants that were set to go for California’s now-cancelled, ill-conceived high speed rail project from L.A. to San Francisco. In addition, for seeking a refund for the squandered $2.5 billion that had already been received. The federal government needs to take a hard look at the entirety of Obama’s high speed rail spending spree and immediately move to make similar cuts rather than continuing to pursue doomed projects that will be nothing more than taxpayer money pits, often times benefitting foreign companies.”

Attachments:

“Dems go off the rails in Green New Deal, two high-speed rail projects maimed after botched rollout,” By Robert Romano, Feb. 13, 2019 at http://dailytorch.com/2019/02/dems-go-off-the-rails-in-green-new-deal-two-high-speed-rail-projects-maimed-after-botched-rollout/

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