November 6, 2010

Lot of people want their hands on that $810M

One of whom is not Wisconsin's incoming governor.

"Walker has a record of being anathema to public transportation."
In 2009, the Federal Railroad Administration received 259 grant applications from 37 States and the District of Columbia requesting nearly $57 billion in funding — far exceeding the initial $8 billion available under the Recovery Act.
"I just heard from Ray LaHood today, he called and said, 'Well, Wisconsin might not want the money for high speed rail.' We're here, here we are. We'll be happy to take it."
Illinois governor Pat Quinn.

* Walker opposes the solid red line to the SE of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

1 comment:

gnarlytrombone said...

Five years from now, we'll all reflect on the ex-goobiner's aptitude in throwing a baseball with great humility and swagger.