1-Had my sights on taking a pretty comfy train with high-speed internet and beverages and such from here to Milwaukee instead of getting lost somewhere there [yeah. I get lost] or being scrunched in a bus.
2-Liked this idea that about 500,000 cars were going to come off the highways because of the train. Sort of important when your county is getting these orange EPA air alerts – which mean you’re not supposed to spend too much time outside due to minute particulate matter getting in your lungs.
3-Thought this was a good deal for my state, where by the way about 9,500 jobs were going to be created due to this project which would have linked us to 1,000’s of cities and an entire national network of passenger rail.
4-I’m embarrassed for this state. And Milwaukee. So…what company of any significant size is going to locate a new operation in Milwaukee now – outside of a road building company. Train builder Talgo was lured there only to be later told by leadership their product is “cow speed” “boondoggle” junk. Truly I think the impression many will have is that we have a state leader who is absolutely off his rocker.
5-There’s more but I’m tired now.
Whether you wanted to take the train from Madison down to Chicago, or you hoped for some business development – maybe a rail-related job? Think it bizarre about 1/2 of that rail $ will go to from this Red State to the Blue State of California….? Leave a comment. Let it out. I’ll be here throughout the day to see what’s up.
Scott Walker: “I think the fact that we don’t have a train between Milwaukee and Madison, and there’s no other way the federal government can force it on us- it’s a victory.”
Couple of sweet tweets:
@lakeicychill Scott Walker to unveil new MKE-to-MAD horse & buggylo-speed plan. 8 new blacksmith jobs created. Huzzah.