Do Michiganders value transit? Judging from the results of a recent election, the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’
Voters in relatively conservative Western Michigan approved five out five transit levies that were up for approval during last week’s election. (Three were approved with more than 75 percent supporting.)
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The U.S. Travel Association strongly supports the Administrations proposed plan to move forward with High Speed Rail.
High Speed Rail is about strengthening the economy. We, the people, must lift our vision of the future above the status quo and envision the country we want our kids and grand kids to experience. High Speed Rail is not my only hope for the future. But, it is part of what “tomorrow” can, and yes, should hold!!!
Michigan’s positive future will depend on people doing business and vacationing here. Transportation is an important part of that positive future. Read more by clicking on this:
Biden announces $53 billion high-speed rail plan
Great quotes from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about high-speed rail:
“What is America waiting for? I don’t want to spend money we don’t have. I’m sympathetic to the cost of debt. I’m sympathetic to encumbering our descendents with the cost of building things. But this is not wasting money.”
“The mayor complained that the current federal plan for high-speed rail projects allots just over 1% to the Northeast. “That simply just doesn’t make any sense,” he said. “What we need is a new approach to spending transportation money — one that is not dictated by politics, but based on economics.”